Course title
Transport Phenomena

Course content
The aim of this course is to foster basic thinking regarding macroscopic equilibrium thermodynamics and basic transfort kinetics. The course deals with the basic principle of second law of thermodynamics, entropy production, rates of chemical reaction, free energy and thermal to electric conversion phenomena.
Purpose of class
The aim of this class is to help students acquire the knowledge needed to understand the basic cllasical thermodynamics, and advanced non-equilibrium thermodynamics. This course also deals with basic chemical reaction dynamics and transportation theory.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understand the fundamentals of thermodynamics to learn basic transfer kinetics
  2. Understand the basics of transfer kinetics
  3. Understand the basic matters including engineering applications such as chemical reaction rate
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Chemical potential and thermodynamic force for chemical reaction Preparation: Textbook (1), Chapter 4, p76-p84 190minutes
2. Entropy production and its general properties Preparation: Textbook (1), Chapter 4, p84-p88 190minutes
3. Entropy production and Extremum principles Preparation: Textbook (1), Chapter 4, p84-p88, Chapter 5, p89-p100 180minutes
4. Gibbs energy of formation and chemical potential Preparation: Textbook (1), Chapter 7, p128-p144 180minutes
5. Equilibrium electrochemistry Preparation: Textbook (2), Chapter 7, p222-p247 180minutes
6. Rates of chemical reactions Preparation: Textbook (2), Chapter 22, p849-p868 180minutes
7. Steady-state approximation and kinetics of complex reactions Preparation: Textbook (2), Chapter 22, p868-p930 180minutes
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Total. - - 1280minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Reports Test Total.
1. 15% 5% 20%
2. 30% 10% 40%
3. 30% 10% 40%
Total. 75% 25% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The final grade will be calculated according to the following process: Reports(75%), term-end examination (25%). To pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100. Here, the 60 points corresponds to the ability to solve 60% of textbook exercises.
Textbooks and reference materials
(1) Modern Thermodynamics 2nd Ed., Dilip Kondepudi, Ilya Pringogine, Wiley
(2) Atkins' Physical Chemistry 8th ed., Peter Atokin, Julio de Paula, Oxford Univ. Press.
It is necessary to learn thermodynamics, movement phenomenology theory in advance
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Lunch break time on Tuesday: It is desirable to notify the visit in advance:
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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