27-798   Thermodynamics of Materials

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Fall

The laws, concepts, and definitions of classical thermodynamics as well as selected relationships that matter exhibits will be covered and applied to gas, liquid and crystalline systems. Concepts and classifications of thermodynamic systems, variables and relationships will be presented and discussed. General criteria and conditions for equilibrium will be developed and applied. The basic concepts of statistical thermodynamics will be introduced and applied to the interpretation of entropy. Phase equilibria of unary systems and the nature of real gases will be explored.