Thermodynamics (MAT 501)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
3
10.00
Ali Rana At─▒lgan atilgan@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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CONTENT

The nature of thermodynamics and the basis of thermostatistics. Postulates of thermodynamics. Conditions of equilibrium. The Euler equation and Gibbs-Duhem relation. Reversible processes and the maximum work theorem. Legendre transformations. The extremum principles for the thermodynamic potentials. Maxwell relations. Stability of thermodynamic systems. First order phase transitions. Critical phenomena. The Nernst postulate. Irreversible thermodynamics postulate. Irreversible thermodynamics.

OBJECTIVE

To introduce thermodynamics from a purely theoretical perspective, and to equip the student with the tools to tackle all sorts of problems related to equilibrium thermodynamics.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Describe the thermodynamics related parts of a given problem, and provide a solution to the problem using basic thermodynaics knowledge.
In particulari a fine grasp of the laws of thermodynamics and stability must be established.

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

H. B. Callen, Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, Wiley (1985); ISBN: 0-471-86256-8.

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