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Thermodynamics in Materials Science

2nd Edition

By Robert DeHoff

CRC Press

624 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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Thermodynamics in Materials Science, Second Edition is a clear presentation of how thermodynamic data is used to predict the behavior of a wide range of materials, a crucial component in the decision-making process for many materials science and engineering applications. This primary textbook accentuates the integration of principles, strategies, and thermochemical data to generate accurate “maps” of equilibrium states, such as phase diagrams, predominance diagrams, and Pourbaix corrosion diagrams. It also recommends which maps are best suited for specific real-world scenarios and thermodynamic problems.

The second edition yet. Each chapter presents its subject matter consistently, based on the classification of thermodynamic systems, properties, and derivations that illustrate important relationships among variables for finding the conditions for equilibrium. Each chapter also contains a summary of important concepts and relationships as well as examples and sample problems that apply appropriate strategies for solving real-world problems.

The up-to-date and complete coverage ofthermodynamic data, laws, definitions, strategies, and tools in Thermodynamics in Materials Science, Second Edition provides students and practicing engineers a valuable guide for producing and applying maps of equilibrium states to everyday applications in materials sciences.

Table of Contents

Why Study Thermodynamics?

The Structure of Thermodynamics

The Laws of Thermodynamics

Thermodynamic Variables and Relations

Equilibrium in Thermodynamic Systems

Statistical Thermodynamics

Unary Heterogeneous Systems

Multicomponent Homogeneous Nonreacting Systems: Solutions

Multicomponent Heterogeneous Systems

Thermodynamics of Phase Diagrams

Multicomponent Multiphase Reacting Systems

Capillarity Effects in Thermodynamics

Defects in Crystals

Equilibrium in Continuous Systems: Thermodynamic Effects of External Fields



Fundamental Physical Constants and Conversion Factors

Properties of Selected Elements

Phase Transformations for the Elements

Properties of Some Random Solutions

Properties of Selected Compounds

Interfacial Energies of Selected Elements

Electrochemical Series

The Carnot Cycle

Answers to Homework Problems


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical