MSE 3030

MSE 3030

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 1112. Corequisite: MSE 2610 or equivalent background.

Comments Co-meets with MSE 5830.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1599MSE 3030  LEC 001

    • MTWRFBard Hall 140
    • May 23 - Jul 3, 2019
    • Thompson, M

  • This Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/courses.php?v=1777