is an advanced core course of thermodynamics for graduate students in the Department
of Materials Science and Engineering. Students from other disciplines in
science and engineering are also welcome to take. The course will start from
review of the three laws of thermodynamics and then move to more insight of
entropy and free energies. The calculation and application of Gibbs free energy
in solid solutions and alloy systems will be emphasized, which will then be
correlated with the construction of phase diagrams. The thermodynamic
principles involved in surface/interface, nanomaterials, and electrochemistry
will also be discussed. Students will be asked to watch the videos, do the exercise
problems, and take the quizzes. The total length of the videos is 20 hours,
which is equivalent to a 3-credit hour course instructed in the classroom. The
lectures are given in English.
Ira N. Levine, Physical Chemistry, 6 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2009. 2.
Robert DeHoff, "Thermodynamics in Materials Science," 2nd ed., Taylor
& Francis, 2006.
1. Ira N. Levine, Physical Chemistry, 6 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2009.
2. Robert DeHoff, "Thermodynamics in Materials Science," 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 2006.
1. “Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials,” 6th ed., 2018, David R. Gaskell and David E. Laughlin, Taylor & Francis.
2. "Thermodynamics of Solids," 2nd ed., 1972, Richard A. Swalin, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.