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Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials.

Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials. Fourth Edition. David R. Gaskell. Taylor & Francis Publishing Inc., 29 W. 35th St. New York, NY 10001-2299. 618 pages. 2003. ISBN 1-56032-992-0. $99.95.

Outlining the thermodynamic behavior of materials systems--where a materials system is any assemblage of solids, liquids, and/or gases that occupies space--this book simultaneously demonstrates the underlying principles and the applicability of thermodynamics, both to the behavior of nonmetallic materials and to the transformation of metallurgy materials. New in this edition is a chapter covering phase diagrams for binary systems in pressure-temperature-composition space. There are also two new appendices, on exact differential equations and on generation of auxiliary functions as Legendre transformations. There is also a CD containing thermodynamic properties of 50 commonly used compounds. This book is aimed primarily at third-year undergraduate students.

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Date:Jul 1, 2004
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