Thermodynamics of Materials





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Thermodynamic systems and variables. 1 First, second and third laws of thermodynamics. 7Statistical interpretation of entropy. 2 Free energy functions and criteria for equilibrium. 2 Thermodynamics of solutions. Ideal and non ideal solutions, Partial and molar quantities 2 Quasi-chemical model and regular solutions, 2 Polynomial expressions for excess Gibbs energy of mixing for binary and higher order solutions. Multi-component dilute solutions and interaction parameters. 2 Chemical reaction equilibrium, equilibrium constant; applications to materials and metallurgical systems.4 Electrochemical systems, cell reactions and EMF, Formation and concentrations cells. 3 Phase rule and binary phase diagrams 2Free energy composition diagrams 3Phase equilibrium calculations 5Introduction to ternary phase diagrams.1



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