The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:
- Apply the thermodynamics of single component solutions as a function of temperature to problems of defect concentrations.
- Apply the concepts of configurational and thermal entropy to calculate the entropy of real systems.
- Apply thermodynamics to phase changes such as solidification and allotropies in one component systems.
- Readily describe the concepts of ideal, regular, and non-regular solutions.
- Apply solution models to qualitatively predict binary phase diagrams and distinguish between different types of phase diagrams.