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This course is taught in two six-week components. The first component, thermodynamics, includes laws of thermodynamics, solution theory and equilibrium diagrams. The second component, kinetics, includes diffusion, phase transformations, and the development of microstructure.

Note: This OCW site only includes the kinetics component. The thermodynamics component has not yet been incorporated into OCW.

Texts and Reading Materials

Amazon logo Ragone, David V. Thermodynamics of Materials. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Wiley, 1994. ISBN: 9780471308850.

Amazon logo Porter, David A., and K. E. Easterling. Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Chapman & Hall, 1992. ISBN: 9780748757411.

Amazon logo Balluffi, Robert W., Samuel M. Allen, and W. Craig Carter. Kinetics of Materials. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN: 9780471246893.


4 Weekly Assignments

1 In-class Examination