Chapter readings in the table are from the course text, Tester, J. W., and Modell, Michael. Thermodynamics and Its Applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 1996. ISBN: 9780139153563.
A bibliography of supplementary readings is included below the table.
SES #  TOPICS  READINGS 

Part I  Fundamental Principles  
1  Course Outline; Motivation to Connect Classical Concepts and Laws to Physical Properties from Macroscopic to Molecular; Definitions; Nomenclature; Exams Plus Homework Policy; Approach to Solving Problems; Constitutive Property Models and the Ideal Gas State; Postulatory Approach; 1st Law Concepts  Handouts 
2 
Postulatory Approach 1st Law Concepts (Work, Heat, and Energy); Closed and Open System Treatments, Including PE Plus KE Effects; Tank Blowdown [Demo  CO_{2} Fire Extinguisher] 
1 (all sections), 2 (all sections), 3.13.8 
3  1st Law Open Systems; Tank Blowdown and Filling  Class Examples; Problem 3.9  3.73.9 
4  2nd Law Concepts; Reversible Heat Engines; Carnot Efficiency; Entropy; Clausius Theorem; Reversibility [Demo  Drinking Bird]  4.14.5 
5  Entropy Balance; 1st and 2nd Laws Combined [Demo  Hilsch Vortex Tube]  4.64.7 
6  2nd Law Concepts and Applications; Steady State and Transient Flow Work  4.84.9 
7  Availability and Exergy Concepts; Heat Integration and Pinch Analysis; Power Cycle Analysis [Demo  Stirling Engine]  14.114.3, 14.514.6 
8  Calculus of Thermodynamics; Gibbs Fundamental Equation; Graphical Interpretation of Fundamental Surface 
5.15.4
Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Materials (PDF) 
9  Derivative Transformation and Manipulation; Maxwell Relations; Jacobian Transformations  5.15.4 
10  Legendre Transformations; Equivalent Forms of the Fundamental Equation; Examples  5.55.7 
11  Legendre Transforms Continued; Connections to the Gibbs Surface and Other Derived Properties  5.55.7 
12  Equilibrium Criteria Concepts and Applications  Phase, Chemical, and Membrane; Phase Rule; Examples of Simple Phase Diagrams  6.16.7 
13  Stability Criteria, Concepts and Applications; Critical States  7.17.2 
14  Pure Component Properties; Fundundamental Equation; Theorem of Corresponding States; Constitutive Property Models  Stress Connections to Molecular Level Interactions and Effects  8.18.2 
15  Real Fluid Properties; PVTN Equations of State; Ideal Gas Heat Capacity C_{p}*  8.38.4 
16  Departure Functions; Concepts and Applications; Standard Δ_G°_ and Δ_H°_ of Formation  8.5, 8.78.9 
17  Mixtures; PVTN EOSs; Partial Molar Properties; GibbsDuhem Relation; Mixing Functions; Discuss Problem 9.2; Ideal Gas Mixtures and Ideal Solutions; Fugacity and Fugacity Coefficients; Standard States  9.19.7 
18  Ideal Solution Conditions; Excess Properties; Activity and Activity Coefficients; Δ_G^{EX}_γi Models (See Table 11.1); Standard States; Thermodynamic Consistency using the GibbsDuhem Relation  9.8, 11.2, 11.4, 11.7, 11.9 
19  Mixture Equations of State, Continued and Needs  11.7, 11.9 
20  Review for Exam 1  
Exam I: 2 hours  
Part II  Introduction to Statistical Mechanics for the Interpretation of Thermodynamic Functions and the Computation of Thermodynamic Properties  
21  Fundamental Principles of Quantum and Classical Statistical Mechanics  Nbody Problem; Phase Space; Statistics and Distribution Functions and Averaging Methods; Boltzmann Distribution 
10.1, handouts
Fundamental Principles of Quantum and Classical Statistical Mechanics (PDF) 
22  Postulates of Statistical Mechanics; Gibbs Ensembles  Microcanonical and Canonical; States of System; Probabilities 
10.1, handouts
Postulates of Statistical Mechanics, Gibbs Ensembles (PDF) 
23  Computation of Ideal Gas Properties from Intramolecular Effects  Translation, Rotation, Vibration using Statistical Mechanics I 
10.1, handouts
Computation of the Properties of Ideal Gases (PDF) 
24  Computation of Ideal Gas Properties from Intramolecular Effects  Translation, Rotation, Vibration using Statistical Mechanics II 
10.1, handouts
Computation of the Properties of Ideal Gases (PDF) Appendix to Session 2124 Statistical Mechanics Readings: Connection to Thermodynamics and Derivation of Boltzmann Distribution (PDF) 
25  Classical Statistical Mechanics; Hamiltonian and Ideal Gases; Factoring the Partition Function with the Semiclassical Approximation; PVTN Properties via Configuration Integral from Intermolecular Effects; Grand Canonical Ensemble I  10.1, handouts 
26  Semiclassical Approximation; PVTN Properties via Configuration Integral from Intermolecular Effects; Grand Canonical Ensemble II  Examples  10.1, handouts 
27  Gibbs Ensembles Continued: Microcanonical Ensemble Revisited, Grand Canonical, NPT, etc., Including Equivalence of Ensembles; Time Averaging and Ergodicity, and Fluctuations; Macroscopic Connection  10.1, handouts 
28  Intermolecular Forces and Potentials; Role of Quantum Mechanics; Commonly used Potential Functions; Pairwise Additivity  10.210.3 
29  Virial Equation of State and Molecular Corresponding States from Statistical Mechanics; Connection of PVTN Equations of State to Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Simulations  10.410.6 
30  Mean Field Theory; Connecting the van der Waals EOS Model to Statistical Mechanics; Hard Sphere Fluids; Perturbed Hard Sphere Fluids; Lattice Models  10.6, 10.8 
31  Statistical Mechanical Models of Fluids I  Expanding the Virial EOS to Mixtures; Radial Distribution Functions; Structure of Fluid and Solid Phases; Critical Phenomena (Fluctuations, Critical Opalescence)  10.7 
32  Statistical Mechanical Models of Fluids II  Biological Materials and Protein Applications  10.7 
33  Foundations of Molecular Simulations  Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics  10.9 
34  Application of Molecular Simulations to Estimating Pure Component and Mixture Properties  10.9 
Part III  Multiscale Thermodynamics of Pure Fluids and Mixtures  Physical Properties and Phase and Chemical Equilibria  
35  Calculation of Pure Component Properties (Vapor Pressure, Δ Hvap, … etc.) Using Equation of State and Other Models  Departure Functions  8.5, 8.7, 8.9 
36  Review of Mixture Thermodynamics; Fugacity; Fugacity Coefficient; Activity; Activity Coefficient; Standard States and Constitutive Models for Capturing NonIdeal Effects  9.19.8 
37  Phase Equilibrium and Stability  Gibbs Phase Rule; Phase Diagrams; Using Constitutive Property Models for Capturing NonIdeal Effects  15.115.2, 15.8 
38  Applications of Mixture Thermodynamics to VLE Phase Equilibria; Minimum Work of Separation, etc.  9.79.9, 11.4, 11.7, 11.9 
3940 
_Review for Exam II
_Review of Statistical Mechanics Principles and Applications, and Pure Fluid and Mixture Properties 

Exam II: 2 hours  
41  Phase Equilibria; Differential Approach; Constitutive Property Models Continued; PT Relationships  15.315.4, 11.111.7 
42  Phase Equilibria; Integral Approach; Applications; Solubility  Gas  Liquid, Liquid  Liquid, and Solid  Liquid Systems  15.5 
43  Phase Equilibria Applications  Examples Colligative Properties; Ternary Diagrams; SLV Three Phase Monovariant Binary Equilibria; Biological Examples  
44  Phase Stability Applications; Spinodal Decomposition; Critical Points; Uses of Equations of State and Gibbs Free Energy Models; Polymer and Materials Examples; Pictures of Crystalization  7.17.2, 15.615.7 
45  Chemical Equilibrium  General Approach; Nonstoichiometric and Stoichiometric Formulation; Statistical Mechanical Approach  16.116.4, 16.9 
46  Equilibrium Constants and Standard States; Gibbs Phase Rule Applications  16.516.6 
47  Chemical Equilibria Applications and Example Problems; Combined Phase and Chemical Equilbria  17.117.3 
48  Review Session  
Final Exam: 3 hours 
Supplementary References*
Classical Thermodynamics
Bejan, Adrian. Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics. New York: Wiley, 1988. ISBN: 9780471830436. [Graduate Level, mechanical engineering emphasis, generalized exergy/availability analysis].*
Bett, K. E., Rowlinson, J. S., and Saville, G. Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1975. ISBN: 9780262523981. [General text from a Chemical Engineering perspective].
Callen, Herbert B. Thermodynamics: An Introduction to the Physical Theories of Equilibrium Thermostatistics and Irreversible Thermodynamics. New York: Wiley, 1960. Reprint available: Temecula, CA: Textbook Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 0758103360. [Physics approach, recommended section on Legendre transformations].*
Denbigh, Kenneth. Principles of Chemical Equilibrium. 4th ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 1981. ISBN: 9780521281508. [Wellwritten, alternative intermediate text from a Chemistry perspective].*
Gibbs, J. W. The Collected Works of J. Willard Gibbs, I: Thermodynamics. Edited by W. R. Logley and R. G. Van Name. New York: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1928. [Historical reference].*
Gyftopoulos, Elias P. and Beretta, Gian Paolo. Thermodynamics: Foundations and Applications. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2005. ISBN: 9780486439327. [Comprehensive mechanical engineering approach, power cycles, availability/exergy analysis].
Hatsopoulous, George N. and Keenan, Joseph H. Principles of General Thermodynamics. New York: Wiley, 1964. Replrint available: Melbourne, FL: Krieger, 1982. ISBN: 9780898743036. [Detailed theoretical, postulatory approach].
Hougen, O. A. and Watson, K. M. Chemical Process Principles, I: Thermodynamics. 2nd ed. Wiley, 1959. [Correspondingstates principle, a classic Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics text].
Keenan, Joseph H. et al . “International System of Units.” In Steam Tables: Thermodynamic Properties of Water Including Vapor, Liquid, and Solid Phases. New York: Wiley, 1969. Reprint available: Melbourne, FL: Krieger, 1992. ISBN: 9780894646850.[Good reference].
Pitzer, Kenneth S. Thermodynamics. 3rd ed. New York: McGrawHill, 1995. ISBN: 9780070502215. [Wellwritten, revision of classic 1923 text by G.N. Lewis and M. Randall, treats electrolytes].
Milora, Stanley L. and Tester, Jefferson W. Geothermal Energy as a Source of Electric Power: Thermodynamics and Economic Design Criteria. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1976. ISBN: 9780262131230. [Thermodynamic treatment of lowtemperature power cycles].
Prausnitz, John M., de Azevedo, Edmundo Gomez, and Lichtenthaler, Rudiger N. Molecular Thermodynamics of FluidPhase Equilibria. 3rd ed. East Rutherford, NJ: PrenticeHall, 1998. ISBN: 9780139777455. [Intermolecular forces, bridges the gap between Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics, presents many practical models for nonideal behavior].
Prigogine, Ilya and Defay, Raymond. Chemical Thermodynamics. London: Longmans, 1954. ISBN: 0598248242. [Detailed, theoretical, good on mixtures and phase equilibria].
Reid, Robert C., Prausnitz, John M., and Poling, Bruce E. The Properties of Gases and Liquids. 4th ed. New York: McGrawHill, 1987. ISBN: 9780070517998. [Essential for estimating thermodynamic properties].
Sandler, Stanley I. Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics. New York: Wiley, 1998. ISBN: 9780471182108.[Introductory, wellorganized].
Smith, J. M. (ed.), van Ness, H. C., and Abbott, M. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. 5th ed. New York: McGrawHill, 1996. ISBN: 9780070592391. [Introductory, classic chemical engineering undergrad text, wellorganized].
Tisza, Laszlo. Generalized Thermodynamics. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1966. ISBN: 9780262200103. [Theoretical, detailed discussion of Legendre transformations].
Walas, Stanley M. Phase Equilibria in Chemical Engineering. New York: Buttersworth, 1985. ISBN: 9780750693134. [Excellent, practical treatment of VLE and LLE].
Weber, Harold C. Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, 1957. [Wellwritten, introductory text].
Statistical Mechanics
Chandler, David G. Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics. New York: Oxford University Press: 1987. ISBN: 9780195042771. [Concepts and modern theory, particularly helpful for phase transitions.]
Callen, Herbert B. Thermodynamics: An Introduction to the Physical Theories of Equilibrium Thermostatistics and Irreversible Thermodynamics. New York: Wiley, 1960. Reprint available: Temecula, CA: Textbook Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 0758103360. [Criticalpoint scaling theories.]
Debenedetti, Pablo G. Metastable Liquids: Concepts and Principles. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780691085951. [Modern treatment of experimental data and theories regarding stability and criticality.]
Hill, Terrell L. Statistical Mechanics: Principles and Selected Applications. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1987. ISBN: 9780486653907. [Advanced text covering basic aspects of liquid state theory.]
Hirschfelder, Joseph L., Bird, R. Byron, and Curtiss, Charles F. Molecular Theory of Gases and Liquids. New York: Wiley, 1964. ISBN: 0471400653. Reprint available: Textbook Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 075810443X. [Excellent comprehensive treatment of theory and early work.]
Huang, Kerson. Statistical Mechanics. New York: Wiley, 1987. ISBN: 9780471815181. [Advanced text with extensive discussion of Ising models.]
McQuarrie, Donald A. Statistical Mechanics. New York: Harper and Row, 1973. ISBN: 9780060443658. Reprint available: Sausalito, CA: University Science Books, 2000. ISBN: 9781891389153. [Good detailed treatment of classical statistical mechanics.]*
Pathria, R. K. Statistical Mechanics. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Science and Technology Books, 1996. ISBN: 9780750624695. [Intermediate text, with a thorough coverage of phase transitions and condensed matter theory.]
Reed, T. M. and Gubbins, K. E. Applied Statistical Mechanics. New York: McGrawHill, 1973. ISBN: 9780070514959. Reprint available: San Diego, CA: Elsevier Science and Technology Books, 1991. ISBN: 9780750691369. [Intermediate level text with a solid treatment of intermolecular potentials and some liquid state theory.]
Reif, Frederick. Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics. New York: McGrawHill, 1965. ISBN: 9780070518001. [Introductory text with clear explanations of basic concepts of statistical mechanics, motivated from probability theory.]
Rowley, Richard L. Statistical Mechanics for Thermophysical Property Calculations. Upper Saddle River, NJ: PrenticeHall, 1994. ISBN: 9780130308184. [Clear basic treatment, including simulation methods, written by a Chemical Engineer.]
Stanley, H. Eugene. Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971. ISBN: 01995014588. [A classic text in its field, with clear discussions of scaling relations and critical exponents.]
Yeomans, J. M. Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780198517306. [An introductory text, simpler than Stanley, with discussions of a number of techniques commonly used in studying the behavior of manybody systems.]
Molecular Simulations
Allen, M. P. and Tildesley, D. J. Computer Simulation of Liquids. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN: 9780198553755. Reprint available: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. ISBN: 0198556454. [Classic treatment.]
Frenkel, Daan and Smit, Berend. Understanding Molecular Simulation. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Science and Technology Books, 1996. ISBN: 9780122673702. Reprint available: San Diego, CA: Elsevier Science and Technology Books, 2001. ISBN: 9780122673511. [Good overview with more recent advances than Allen and Tildesley.]
*Starred references are of particular value in supplementing text readings.