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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 3.2 (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Materials at Equilibrium (SMA 5111) 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Materials Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Gerbrand Ceder
    Dr. Anton Van der Ven 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 3.20 Materials at Equilibrium (SMA 5111)

    Fall 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course includes a full set of recitation notesassignments with solutions, and three years worth of sample exams.

    » Watch a video introduction featuring the course instructor.
    (RM - 56K) (RM - 80K) (RM - 220K)

    Course Description

    Material covered in this course includes the following topics:
    • Laws of thermodynamics: general formulation and applications to mechanical, electromagnetic and electrochemical systems, solutions, and phase diagrams
    • Computation of phase diagrams
    • Statistical thermodynamics and relation between microscopic and macroscopic properties, including ensembles, gases, crystal lattices, phase transitions
    • Applications to phase stability and properties of mixtures
    • Computational modeling
    • Interfaces

    This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5111 (Materials at Equilibrium).

    Special Features


This course content is a redistribution of MIT Open Courses. Access to the course materials is free to all users.

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