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2nd Edition

Thermodynamics in Materials Science

ISBN 9780849340659
Published March 13, 2006 by CRC Press
620 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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