Thermodynamics of Materials
Explore the fundamental competition between energy and disorder that determines the state of materials at equilibrium.
Explore the fundamental competition between energy and disorder that determines the state of materials at equilibrium.
Explore the fundamental competition between energy and disorder that determines the state of materials at equilibrium.
How can thermodynamic principles be applied to predict physical phenomena? Thermodynamics of Materials is an online course that introduces you to the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of equilibrium and thermodynamic potentials, and teaches you how to apply these ideas to solve materials science and engineering problems. Learn how to use materials data, computational techniques, and thermodynamics software for materials selection, process design, predictions, and more.
This course is organized into three sections covering the following topics:
Topic 1: Equilibrium
Topic 2: Phase Diagrams
Topic 3: Foundations
Knowledge of single and multivariable calculus; partial differential equations; data analysis; general chemistry.