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MSE3300J – Thermodynamics of Materials

Instructor: Yanming Wang

Instructors (Faculty):

Credits: 4 credits

Pre-requisites: Vp140/Vp145/Vp150/Vp160, Vc210/Vc209


The course introduces fundamental concepts and principles of thermodynamics, with their applications in explaining and predicting important materials phenomena, such as behaviors of gases and solutions, and phase equilibria of one-component and binary systems.

Course Topics:

  1. Heat, Work, Reversible and Irreversible Process
  2. The First, Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
  3. Internal Energy, Heat Capacity, Enthalpy, Entropy and Free Energy
  4. The Fundamental Equations and Their Relationships
  5. The Behavior of Ideal and Nonideal Gases
  6. The Behavior of Ideal and Nonideal Solutions
  7. Single Component Phase Diagram
  8. Binary Phase Diagram