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MATSCI211 - Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

Course Description

Phase Equlibria in Materials. Fundamental thermodynamics: spontaneus processes and equilibrium conditions. 3 Laws of Thermodynamics. Thermodynamic potentials and how to build them from materials properties.Phase Equilibria: phase equilibria and phase diagrams of pure substances. Solution models. Phase equilibria and phase diagrams of binary systems including instability and spinodal decomposition. Effect of surfaces on phase equilibria.Pre-requisites: multivariable differential calculus, basic thermal physics (ideal gas properties)

Career

Graduate

Grading Basis

ROP - Letter or Credit/No Credit

Min

3

Max

3

Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?

No

Course Component

Lecture

Enrollment Optional?

No