5.62 Physical Chemistry II

Spring 2004

Three-dimensional random walk.
Three-dimensional random walk. (Figure courtesy of Ziad Ganim.)

Course Highlights

This course includes a full set of lecture notes.

Course Description

This subject deals primarily with elementary statistical mechanics, transport properties, kinetic theory, solid state, reaction rate theory, and chemical reaction dynamics.

Acknowledgements

The lecture note materials for this course include contributions from Professor Sylvia T. Ceyer. The Staff for this course would like to acknowledge that these course materials include contributions from past instructors, textbooks, and other members of the MIT Chemistry Department affiliated with course #5.62. Since the following works have evolved over a period of many years, no single source can be attributed.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Keith Nelson

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate