Length: 16 Weeks
Effort: 5–10 hours per week
This course, based on MATSCI 204 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, introduces learners to thermodynamics and and how it governs phase equilibria.
It is intended for a general audience, and is especially useful as a preparatory course for undergarduate and graduate students who are about to take their first class in thermodynamics.
The course reviews concepts including the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics; entropy; equilibrium for isolated systems; materials properties; and continues to review phase equilbria.
What you'll learn
- What thermodynamic functions govern heterogeneous equilibria and how to calculate these functions from measurable materials properties.
- Unary phase equilibria and first order phase transitions, metastability.
- Thermodynamics of solutions and its application to binary phase equilibria and binary phase diagrams.
- Thermodynamics of chemical reactions.