Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week. 1.5 hours / session

Recitations: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session

Course Descriptions

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 OpenCourseWare site only includes the kinetics component. The thermodynamics component is not included in this publication.

Texts and Reading Materials

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

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

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

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

grading Exams with Solutions
notes Lecture Notes
assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions