MSE 5830

MSE 5830

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Introduces the three laws of thermodynamics as the fundamental basis for thermal and chemical equilibrium, coupled with statistical mechanical interpretations for entropy.  Applies these principles to understand the equilibrium behavior of matter, with a focus on condensed liquid and solid phases.  Develops concepts of phase equilibria, phase diagrams, chemical reactions, solution behavior and electrochemistry.  Includes an introduction to statistical mechanics and applications in ideal gas behavior, gas and crystal heat capacity, and electron Fermi-Dirac statistics.  Applications and examples will be drawn from a range of sub-disciplines spanning metallurgy to polymers. Extended assignments and independent study of advanced concepts required.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: background equivalent to MATH 2930 and elements of MSE 2610, or permission of instructor.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3030

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6603 MSE 5830   LEC 001

    • MWF Phillips Hall 219
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Thompson, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6604 MSE 5830   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: undergraduates students. Students must enroll for the letter grade option only.

  • 11549 MSE 5830   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: graduate and professional students. Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) students must enroll for the letter grade option only.