CUP | 2009 | ISBN: 0511500262 9780511500268 | 526 Pages | PDF | 18 MB
This book deals with the theoretical basis of chemical equilibria and chemical changes and emphasizes the properties of phase diagrams. The book treats the field from a modern perspective, and takes into account the dramatic changes in the methods of applying thermodynamics caused by the development both of computer operated programs for sophisticated equilibrium calculations and of extensive databases containing thermodynamic parameter values for individual phases from which all thermodynamic properties may be calculated.
This new situation has inspired a new approach to the teaching of basic thermodynamics.
Illustrative examples of thermodynamic modeling are also given, and the book contains many exercises and worked solutions.
This modern text will be of value to undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and chemistry.
Preface to second edition
Preface to first edition
1Basic concepts of thermodynamics
2Manipulation of thermodynamic quantities
3Systems with variable composition
4Practical handling of multicomponent systems
5Thermodynamics of processes
7Applications of molar Gibbs energy diagrams
8Phase equilibria and potential phase diagrams
9Molar phase diagrams
10Projected and mixed phase diagrams
11Direction of phase boundaries
12Sharp and gradual phase transformations
13Transformations in closed systems
15Limit of stability and critical phenomena
17Kinetics of transport processes
18Methods of modelling
19Modelling of disorder
20Mathematical modelling of solution phases
21Solution phases with sublattices
22Physical solution models