The Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science was initiated during the Diamond Jubilee of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). This book is the third textbook in the series.
Principles of Metallurgical Thermodynamics deals with the thermodynamics of reactive systems, with emphasis on the reactivity of metals and materials being used by metallurgical and materials scientists all over the world. Though the focus is on equilibrium thermodynamics, it also touches upon some methods to incorporate non-equilibrium effects relevant to material scientists. This knowledge will enable students to solve the challenging problems faced during operation in different materials-processing routes. It will also help in the search for new substances that might revolutionize high as well as low temperature applications because of their super-fluid and super-conducting properties, outer space environmental adaptability and more attractive electrical, magnetic and dielectric properties.
Late Professor Subir Kumar Bose and Professor Sanat Kumar Roy have each more than four decades of experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in one of the most esteemed education centres in India—Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. They both have several papers in international journals and one book to their credit and have guided numerous Ph D scholars in their research.
Nomenclature, Symbols, Units and Dimensions
2. Concept of Internal Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
3. Concept of Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
4. Temperature Dependence of Heat Capacities, Entropy and the Third Law of Thermodynamics
5. Homogeneous and Heterogenous Equilibria, Fugacity, Activity and Equilibrium Constant
6. Ellingham–Richardson Diagrams
7. Phase Rule and Phase Relations, Phase Stability and Thermochemical Diagrams
8. Phase Equilibrium and Phase Transformation in Metals Under High Pressures
9. Thermodynamics of Special Systems
10. Thermodynamics of Solutions
11. Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Cells and Solid Electrolytes
12. Thermodynamics of Point Defects in Binary Inorganic Compounds
13. Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces