Materials Science refers to the design and discovery of new materials, particularly solids. The problems that humans are facing nowadays due to the limits of the materials can be helped to solve by Materials Science in the future of technology significantly. This **[course_title] **will help you understand the fundamental elements thermodynamic functions and laws governing equilibrium-properties, the role of electronic bonding, quantum mechanical descriptions of interacting electrons and atoms etc.

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Course Credit: MIT

### Course Curriculum

STRUCTURE AND BONDING | |||

Classical or Quantum Electrons as Waves, Wave Mechanics | 00:45:00 | ||

Schrödinger’s Equation and Discrete Energy States of a Confined Electron | 00:15:00 | ||

Free Electrons, Electrons in a Metal, and the Scanning Tunneling Microscope | 00:15:00 | ||

Curiosity Killed the Cat General Principles of Quantum Mechanics | 00:25:00 | ||

The Hydrogen Atom | 00:35:00 | ||

The Hydrogen Atom (cont.) | 00:35:00 | ||

Alphabet Soup The Periodic Table | 00:20:00 | ||

The Periodic Table (cont.) | 00:20:00 | ||

The Variational Principle; Application to Hydrogen Atom | 00:20:00 | ||

Molecules from Atoms Energy Minimization, Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals | 00:25:00 | ||

Bonding in Molecules Hartree and Hartree-Fock Equations, Symmetries, Bond Order | 00:25:00 | ||

Polymers Part 1 Diagonalization on a Basis, Huckel Model | 00:20:00 | ||

Quantum Oscillation | 00:25:00 | ||

Point Groups and Bravais Lattices | 00:25:00 | ||

Symmetry Operations | 00:20:00 | ||

Structure of Solids | 00:25:00 | ||

X-ray Diffraction | 00:25:00 | ||

X-rays at Work Laue Condition, Ewald Construction, Bragg’s Law, Powder Diffraction | 00:25:00 | ||

From Diffraction to Structure | 00:30:00 | ||

Symmetries and Tensors | 00:20:00 | ||

Non-crystalline Materials | 00:30:00 | ||

Polymers Part 2 | 00:20:00 | ||

Glasses | 00:25:00 | ||

Liquid Crystals | 00:25:00 | ||

THERMODYNAMICS | |||

Fundamental Concepts | 00:15:00 | ||

Fundamental Concepts (cont.) | 00:15:00 | ||

First Law of Thermodynamics | 00:15:00 | ||

Temperature, Heat, and Entropy | 00:15:00 | ||

Heat Storage and Release in Phase Transitions | 00:15:00 | ||

Examples of Work Important in Materials Science and Engineering Polarization, Magnetic, Chemical | 00:10:00 | ||

Thermal Properties of Materials; Fundamental Equations | 00:15:00 | ||

Fundamental Equations (cont.); Equilibrium and the Second Law | 00:15:00 | ||

Free Energy; Applying the Second Law in Laboratory Conditions | 00:15:00 | ||

Chemical Potentials and the Gibbs Free Energy | 00:10:00 | ||

Models of the Chemical Potential | 00:10:00 | ||

Chemical Reaction Equilibria | 00:15:00 | ||

Electrochemical Equilibria | 00:15:00 | ||

Batteries; Thermodynamic Stability | 00:10:00 | ||

Phase Changes and Phase Diagrams of Single-Component Materials | 00:15:00 | ||

Single-Component Phase Diagrams (cont.); Thermodynamics of Solutions | 00:15:00 | ||

Free Energy of Multi-phase Solutions at Equilibrium | 00:15:00 | ||

Binary Phase Diagrams Miscibility Gaps and Eutectics | 00:15:00 | ||

Binary Phase Diagrams (cont.) | 00:20:00 | ||

Spinodals and Binodals; Continuous Phase Transitions; Introduction to Statistical Mechanics | 00:15:00 | ||

Connecting Events at the Atomic Molecular Level to Macroscopic Thermodynamic Behavior Two Postulates of Statistical Mechanics; Microscopic Definition of Entropy | 00:15:00 | ||

Connecting Events at the Atomic Molecular Level to Macroscopic Thermodynamic Behavior (cont.) The Boltzman Factor and Partition Function; Thermal Behavior of the Einstein Solid | 00:20:00 | ||

Lattice Models of Materials; Modeling Polymer Solutions | 00:20:00 | ||

Flory-Huggins Theory | 00:15:00 | ||

Assessment | |||

Submit Your Assignment | 00:00:00 | ||

Certification | 00:00:00 |

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