Thermodynamics of Materials A Classical and StatisticalSynthesis
Designed as a reference resource for practicing professionals aswell as a text for advanced students, Thermodynamics of Materialsoffers a lucid presentation that ties together classical andstatistical treatments of thermodynamics within the framework ofmaterials science. Unlike most books in the field, it emphasizesthe natural connection between these two approaches, both as a wayof obtaining useful information about real systems, and as a way ofshowing the relations between the molecular-level properties ofsystems, and their properties on a macroscopic scale. In thisregard, the author's aim throughout the text is to introduce therigorous, general relations that arise from classicalthermodynamics, which are system independent, and then to usestatistical thermodynamic relations to calculate the expectedvalues of the macroscopic thermodynamic parameters of thesystems.
Thermodynamics of Materials includes a review of classicalthermodynamics, an introduction to statistical thermodynamics, andnumerous practical problems in thermodynamics, especially thoseinvolving phase and chemical equilibrium. Handy appendices enhancethe value of this outstanding text.
Table of contents
Partial table of contents:
REVIEW OF CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS.
The Laws of Classical Thermodynamics.
Criteria for Equilibrium.
Useful Mathematical Relations.
General Theory of Phase Stability.
FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS.
Basis of Statistical Thermodynamics.
Evaluation of Probabilities.
Evaluation of the Allowed Energies.
Classical Thermodynamics of One-Component Systems.
The Monatomic Ideal Gas.
The Polyatomic Ideal Gas.
The Einstein Model of the Solid.
The Debye Model of the Solid.
Classical Thermodynamics of Multicomponent Systems.
Classical Thermodynamics of Solutions.
The Lattice Gas with Interactions.
The Perfect Electron Gas.