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For instructions on building your own PDM, see [[whitepapers:PDM:start|the Partial Derivative Machine page]]. | For instructions on building your own PDM, see [[whitepapers:PDM:start|the Partial Derivative Machine page]]. | ||

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==== Course Goals ==== | ==== Course Goals ==== | ||

- | * For students to understand **(be able to evaluate, interpret, and manipulate) partial derivatives** | + | * For students to understand ** (be able to evaluate, interpret, and use) partial derivatives** |

- | * For students to understand how to **use the **Partial Derivative Machine as an analog for thermodynamic processes** | + | * For students to understand how to **use the Partial Derivative Machine as an analog for thermodynamic processes** |

- | * For students to understand **(be able to perform, interpret, and manipulate) total differentials** | + | * For students to understand ** (be able to perform, interpret, and use) total differentials** |

- | * For students to understand **(be able to derive, interpret, and manipulate) Maxwell Relations** | + | * For students to understand ** (be able to derive, interpret, and use) Maxwell Relations** |

- | * For students to understand **(be able to perform and interpret) Legendre Transforms** | + | * For students to understand ** (be able to use and interpret) Legendre Transforms** |