MSE 226 Thermodynamics of Materials

This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in thermodynamics and their application in Materials Science. The following topics will be covered: review of the laws of classical thermodynamics, thermodynamic processes and cycles (Carnot and others), ideal and real gases, basics of statistical thermodynamics, solution theory and mixtures of gases and liquids, phase equilibria in single-component, binary, and ternary systems, chemical equilibria, surface and interface thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and kinetic gas theory.