Week 1: Properties of ideal gases and how they differ from real gases, first law of thermodynamics
Week 2: Concepts of state and path functions (with examples); Proof of work and heat as path functions and internal energy as state function
Week 3: Activity, activity coefficient, Debye-Hückel theory for activity coefficient of electrolytic solutions; determination of activity, activity
coefficients and ionic strength.
Week 4: Phase diagram of two component systems (with examples).
Week 5: One dimensional random walk and its importance
Week 6: Canonical ensemble and calculation of different thermodynamical quantities such as average pressure, average energy.
Week 7: Translational partition function
Week 8: Rotational and vibrational partition function
Week 9: Quantum Statistics of ideal gases. Identical particles and symmetry requirements.
Week 10:Quantum distribution functions: Bose-Einstein Statistics
Week 11:Ideal Bose gas
Week 12:Ortho and para hydrogen