MSE 708 Thermodynamics of Materials
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This course is divided into three parts: a review of classical thermodynamics, an introduction to statistical thermodynamics and materials-relevant applications of classical and statistical thermodynamics. Topics include: mathematical background, fundamental laws of thermodynamics, equilibrium and irreversible processes, open, closed and isolated systems, multicomponent systems, partition functions and particle distribution functions, ideal gases, solution thermodynamics, heat capacity of crystals, rubber elasticity, surface and interface thermodynamics and thermodynamics of nanoscale systems. 3 credit hours.



Dr. C. Maurice Balik, Professor
Material Science Engineering
Engineering Building I (EB1) 3078C, Box 7907
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-515-2126
Fax: 919-515-7724
Email: balik@ncsu.edu

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