This text provides the most coherent and transparent presentation of thermodynamics available for a materials science audience. It leads readers from an introduction of the very general and profound laws of thermodynamics to an understanding of how these laws, combined with thermochemical databases and particular strategies, lead to "maps of equilibrium states," which are widely used throughout science and engineering. With these maps, readers gain the understanding needed to predict the behavior of a wide range of materials. The presentation is rigorous yet clear and includes many new examples and sample problems. Print and online instructor's materials are available with qualifying course adoptions.
"Thermodynamics in Materials 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 process for many materials science and engineering applications. This primary textbook and ongoing reference 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 introduces new, more user-friendly computer software, capable of converting the latest databases into the most accurate equilibrium maps 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 of thermodynamic data, laws, definitions, strategies, and tools in "Thermodynamics in Materials Science, Second Edition" provides students and practicing engineers a valuable guide for producing and applying maps of equilibrium states to everyday applications in materials sciences.
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