Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations
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Computational tools allow material scientists to model and analyze increasingly
complicated systems to appreciate material behavior. Accurate use and interpretation
however, requires a strong understanding of the thermodynamic principles that
underpin phase equilibrium, transformation and state. This fully revised and
updated edition covers the fundamentals of thermodynamics, with a view to modern
computer applications. The theoretical basis of chemical equilibria and chemical
changes is covered with an emphasis on the properties of phase diagrams. Starting
with the basic principles, discussion moves to systems involving multiple phases.
New chapters cover irreversible thermodynamics, extremum principles, and the
thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces. Theoretical descriptions of equilibrium
conditions, the state of systems at equilibrium and the changes as equilibrium
is reached, are all demonstrated graphically. With illustrative examples - many
computer calculated - and worked examples, this textbook is an valuable resource
for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in materials science and engineering.