Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter

Phenomenology and Thermodynamics

Authors: Oonk, H.A.J., Calvet, M.T.

  • Contains over 200 exercises
  • Suitable for self study
  • Structured with increasing theoretical insight levels
  • Plain style, compact writing, and transparent presentation
  • Balanced coupling of experiment and theory
  • Very user-friendly
  • Refreshing treatment of the matter
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About this Textbook

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. The intermediate level is an introduction to thermodynamics; culminating in the Gibbs energy as the arbiter for equilibrium – demonstrated for systems where the phases in equilibrium are pure substances. In the third level the accent is on binary systems, where one or more phases are solutions of the components. Explicit relationships between the variables are derived for equilibria involving ideal mixtures and ideal dilute solutions. Non-ideal systems are treated from three different angles – geometrically, analytically, and numerically.

Throughout the work high priority is given to the thermodynamic assessment of experimental data; numerous end-of-chapter exercises and their solutions are included. The work is useful for scientists as an introduction and a reference book.

Audience:

Students, teachers, and scientists in chemistry, chemical engineering, geology and geophysics, metallurgy, and related branches of materials science

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"Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and Thermodynamics is a welcome addition to the literature. The text will be useful to advanced undergraduates and first-year graduates … who want to extend their knowledge of phase diagrams and how those diagrams connect to thermodynamics. … also be of value to more experienced practitioners who want to broaden their perspective. … I heartily recommend Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter if you want to enrich your knowledge of phase equilibrium and phase diagrams and their relation to thermodynamics." (John C. Wheeler, Physics Today, February, 2009)


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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6408-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6123-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7542-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter
Book Subtitle
Phenomenology and Thermodynamics
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6408-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6408-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6123-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7542-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 404
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