SES # Key

L = Lecture
Rb = Recitation: Structure and Bonding
Rt = Recitation: Thermodynamics
Lab = 3.014 Lab Week

Instructor for Structure and Bonding: Prof. Nicola Marzari
Instructor for Thermodynamics: Prof. Darrell Irvine

Ses # Structure and Bonding TOPICS Thermodynamics TOPICS Key Dates
Orientation: Research and Careers in Materials Science and Engineering
L1 Classical or Quantum: Electrons as Waves, Wave Mechanics Fundamental Concepts Problem set 1 out
L2 Schrödinger's Equation and Discrete Energy States of a Confined Electron Fundamental Concepts (cont.)
Rt1 Recitation
L3 Free Electrons, Electrons in a Metal, and the Scanning Tunneling Microscope First Law of Thermodynamics
Rb1 Recitation
L4 Curiosity Killed the Cat: General Principles of Quantum Mechanics Temperature, Heat, and Entropy
Rt2 Recitation
L5 The Hydrogen Atom Heat Storage and Release in Phase Transitions Problem set 1 due

Problem set 2 out
Rb2 Recitation
L6 The Hydrogen Atom (cont.) Examples of Work Important in Materials Science and Engineering: Polarization, Magnetic, Chemical
Labs 1 3.014 Lab Week 1 Problem set 2 due
L7 Alphabet Soup: The Periodic Table Thermal Properties of Materials; Fundamental Equations Problem set 3 out
Rt3 Recitation
L8 The Periodic Table (cont.) Fundamental Equations (cont.); Equilibrium and the Second Law
Rb3 Recitation
L9 The Variational Principle; Application to Hydrogen Atom Free Energy; Applying the Second Law in Laboratory Conditions
Rt4 Recitation
Exam 1
Rb4 Recitation
L10 Molecules from Atoms: Energy Minimization, Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals Chemical Potentials and the Gibbs Free Energy
L11 Bonding in Molecules: Hartree and Hartree-Fock Equations, Symmetries, Bond Order Models of the Chemical Potential Problem set 4 out
Rt5 Recitation
L12 Polymers Part 1: Diagonalization on a Basis, Huckel Model Chemical Reaction Equilibria
Rb5 Recitation
L13 Quantum Oscillation Electrochemical Equilibria
Labs 2 3.014 Lab Week 2 Problem set 3 due

Problem set 4 due
L14 Point Groups and Bravais Lattices Batteries; Thermodynamic Stability Problem set 5 out
Rt6 Recitation
L15 Symmetry Operations Phase Changes and Phase Diagrams of Single-Component Materials
Rb6 Recitation
L16 Structure of Solids Single-Component Phase Diagrams (cont.); Thermodynamics of Solutions
L17 X-ray Diffraction Free Energy of Multi-phase Solutions at Equilibrium
Rt7 Recitation
L18 X-rays at Work: Laue Condition, Ewald Construction, Bragg's Law, Powder Diffraction Binary Phase Diagrams: Miscibility Gaps and Eutectics Problem set 5 due
Rb7 Recitation
Exam 2
Labs 3 3.014 Lab Week 3
L19 From Diffraction to Structure Binary Phase Diagrams (cont.)
L20 Symmetries and Tensors Spinodals and Binodals; Continuous Phase Transitions; Introduction to Statistical Mechanics Problem set 6 out
Rt8 Recitation
L21 Non-crystalline Materials Connecting Events at the Atomic/Molecular Level to Macroscopic Thermodynamic Behavior: Two Postulates of Statistical Mechanics; Microscopic Definition of Entropy
L22 Polymers Part 2 Connecting Events at the Atomic/Molecular Level to Macroscopic Thermodynamic Behavior (cont.): The Boltzman Factor and Partition Function; Thermal Behavior of the Einstein Solid
L23 Glasses Lattice Models of Materials; Modeling Polymer Solutions
Rb8 Recitation
L24 Liquid Crystals Flory-Huggins Theory
Labs 4 3.014 Lab Week 4 Problem set 6 due
Rt9 Recitation: Final Review
Rb9 Recitation: Final Review
Final Exam