Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and Thermodynamics by H.A.J. Oonk, M.T. Calvet
English | PDF | 2008 | 410 Pages | ISBN : 1402061234 | 3.1 MB
The phase behaviour of materials and their thermodynamic properties are a central subject in all fields of materials research. The first Volume of the work, meant for graduate students in chemistry, geology, physics, and metallurgy, and their engineering counterparts, is split up in three levels, such that from level to level the portion and importance of thermodynamics and mathematics are increased. In the ground level it is shown that the basic principles of phase equilibria can be understood without the use of thermodynamics – be it that the concept of chemical potential is introduced right from the beginning.