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HAVARD UNIVERSITY Online Course (Free)- Energy and Thermodynamics

Learn the fundamentals of chemistry and energy, from the types of energy to atomic mass and matter to enthalpy and thermodynamics.

DURATION: 10 weeks long

TIME COMMITMENT: 4 – 8 hours per week

PACE: Self-paced

SUBJECT: Science

COURSE LANGUAGE: English

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: English

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

What you’ll learn: HAVARD UNIVERSITY Online Course (Free)- Energy and Thermodynamics

Describe the different forms of energy, such as mechanical (kinetic and potential), electrical, chemical, electromagnetic, thermal, and nuclear

Interpret the units of energy and power and how to convert between them
Understand different subatomic particles (proton, electron, neutron) and the major experiments that led to the modern concept of the atom and its structure

Recognize the nature of a chemical bond and compare and contrast the different methods of representing the chemical bonds in a molecule

Explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics and apply it to chemical reactions
Gain an understanding of enthalpy, water condensation, geothermal energy, and thermodynamic pressure

Course description: HAVARD UNIVERSITY Online Course (Free)- Energy and Thermodynamics

What is energy and why is it so important? How does chemistry inform energy efficiency and sustainability? Energy and Thermochemistry is an interdisciplinary, online course that introduces you to the concept of energy.

Providing a foundational understanding of energy, this course shows you how energy at the molecular level forms the basis of nearly every scientific discussion of chemical, physical, and biological change.

In this course, you will cover three core concepts — energy, atoms and molecular structure, and thermodynamics.

At the start of this course, you will learn about the different types of energy, including potential, kinetic, electrical, chemical, electromagnetic, thermal, and internal energy.

You will examine Newton’s Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Joule apparatus, energy release and consumption, and energy and power scales.

In the next section, you will move to the study of atoms, the building blocks of molecules, discovering electrons and the nucleus, atomic mass, and molecular structure.

Finally, you’ll end the course learning about thermochemistry and the relationship between energy, heat transfer, and work, leading to an understanding of energy in a modern setting and how chemistry can inform energy efficiencies.

Through readings, videos, and case studies, these modules will help you to understand how energy flows through an economic structure.

You will gain a deeper knowledge of the consumption of fossil fuels, conservation of energy, and, ultimately, how to build a sustainable energy future.

Instructor: James Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University

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