Thermodynamics in Materials Science – Robert Dehoff – 2nd Edition


in 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 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 and practicing a valuable guide for producing and applying maps of equilibrium states to everyday applications in materials sciences.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Why Study Thermodynamics?
Chapter 2. The Structure of Thermodynamics
Chapter 3. The Laws of Thermodynamics
Chapter 4. Thermodynamic Variables and Relations
Chapter 5. Equilibrium in Thermodynamic Systems
Chapter 6. Statistical Thermodynamics
Chapter 7. Unary Heterogeneous Systems
Chapter 8. Multicomponent Homogeneous Nonreacting Systems: Solutions
Chapter 9. Multicomponent Heterogeneous Systems
Chapter 10. Thermodynamics of Phase Diagrams
Chapter 11. Multicomponent Multiphase Reacting Systems
Chapter 12. Capillarity Effects in Thermodynamics
Chapter 13. Defects in Crystals
Chapter 14. Equilibrium in Continuous Systems: Thermodynamic Effects of External Fields
Chapter 15. Electrochemistry

Appendix A. Fundamental Physical Constants and Conversion Factors
Appendix B. Properties of Selected Elements
Appendix C. Phase Transformations for the Elements
Appendix D. Properties of Some Random Solutions
Appendix E. Properties of Selected Compounds
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