This course, based on MATSCI 204 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, introduces learners to thermodynamics and how it governs phase equilibria. It is intended for a general audience and is especially useful as a preparatory course for undergraduate and graduate students who are about to take their first class in thermodynamics.
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About this course
The course reviews concepts including the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics; entropy; equilibrium for isolated systems; materials properties; and continues to review phase equilibria.
What you’ll learn
- What thermodynamic functions govern heterogeneous equilibria and how to calculate these functions from measurable materials properties.
- Unary phase equilibria and first-order phase transitions, metastability.
- Thermodynamics of solutions and its application to binary phase equilibria and binary phase diagrams.
- Thermodynamics of chemical reactions.
Originally posted 2022-01-26 11:48:39.