2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

Introduces the three laws of thermodynamics as the fundamental basis for thermal and chemical equilibrium, coupled with statistical mechanical interpretations for entropy. Applies these principles to understand the equilibrium behavior of matter, with a focus on condensed liquid and solid phases. Develops concepts of phase equilibria, phase diagrams, chemical reactions, solution behavior and electrochemistry. Includes an introduction to statistical mechanics and applications in ideal gas behavior, gas and crystal heat capacity, and electron Fermi-Dirac statistics. Applications and examples will be drawn from a range of sub-disciplines spanning metallurgy to polymers.

Course is offered for the Co-op program. Students not participating in the Co-op program are welcome to enroll assuming prerequisites are met. This course is subject to cancellation if there is no Co-op student enrollment and extremely low enrollment.


PHYS 1112. Non-Cornell students must get permission from instructor to enroll.


MSE 2610 or equivalent background


Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:MSE 3030 001-LEC
Program:Engineering Cooperative Education Program
Class dates:July 6-August 14, 2020
Due date:Friday August 14, 11 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA
Max. enroll:40
Restrictions:Non-Cornell students must get permission from instructor to enroll.
Notes:Non-Cornell students must get permission from instructor to enroll.
Tuition:Please see Engineering Co-op tuition.
To enroll:
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