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MSE 308

– Thermodynamics of Materials –

Professor Bill Knowlton, Boise State University

Blackboard Access or ITC                             Course Syllabus*                            Electronic Course Evaluation Directions

Textbook

Course Time/Days/Place: 12:40 to 1:30 pm; MWF; MEC 309

Office Hours for Spring 2004: MW: 4-5 pm; TTh 9:30-10:30 am (or by appointment) – send e-mail (please do not call during office hours).

Discussion Sections: Mon: 1:40-2:30 pm; Tues: 9:30-10:20 am; Room: MEC 113

Final Exam: Date: Monday, May 9 Time: 1pm to 3pm; Room: MEC 309

Problem Sets & Assignments: Problem Set Solutions:
Assignment on 1/10: email me (due 1/12)  
Problem Set 1 * (Due Wed. 1/19) Problem Set 1 Solns*
Problem Set 2* (Due Wed. 1/26) Problem Set 2 Solns*
Problem Set 3* (Due Wed. 2/2) Problem Set 3 Solns*
Problem Set 4 (Due Wed. 2/9) Problem Set 4 Solns*
Problem Set 5  (Due Wed. 2/16) Problem Set 5 Solns* ; Problem 5 (another way)*
Problem Set 6* (Due Wed. 2/23) Problem Set 6 Solns*
Problem Set 7* (Due Wed. 3/2) Problem Set 7 Solns*
Problem Set 8* (Due Wed. 3/9) Problem Set 8 Solns*
Problem Set 9* (Due Wed. 3/30) Problem Set 9 Solns*
Problem Set 10* (Due Wed. 4/6) Problem Set 10 Solns*
Problem Set 11* (Due Wed. 4/13) Problem Set 11 Solns*
Problem Set 12* (Due Fri. 4/22) Problem Set 12 Solns*
   

Extra Credit Assignments:

Math Program Links
Extra Credit 1* (Due Wed. 1/19) Compares Mathematica, Maple, Matlab: Brief Description; Compare Commands; Syntax Differences
  Mathematica: Information Center; Math Groups & Forums; Student Forum
  Beginner’s Guide to Mathematica & Maple
Extra Credit 4* (Due Wed. 3/9) Mathematica Q.M. Examples
Extra Credit 5* (Due Wed. 4/2)  
   

Quizzes:

 Midterm & Final Exams:
Quiz 1: Mon. 1/24/05 – Learning Objectives – Quiz 1* Midterm:  March 14 (Monday)
Quiz 2: – Learning Objectives – Quiz 2 * Midterm Practice Exam 1*
Quiz 3: – Learning Objectives – Quiz 3* Final Practice Exam 1*
Quiz 4: Mon. 2/28 – Learning Objectives – Quiz 4* Final Practice Exam 2*
Quiz 5: Mon. 3/ 7 – Learning Objectives*; Quiz 5 Solutions*  
Quiz 6: Mon. 3/ 28 – Learning Objectives – Quiz 6*  
Quiz 7: Mon. 4/4 – Learning Objectives – Quiz 7*  
Quiz 8: Mon. 4/11 – Learning Objectives – Quiz 8*  
Quiz 9: Mon. 4/25 – Learning Objectives – Quiz 9*  

Class Notes:

Definition of Variables in Thermodynamics
 
Perhaps in the future, I’ll post below:
Behavior of Thermodynamic Functions WRT Phase Transformations
Bond Energies & Lengths*
SiGe Bandgap Energies*
3-Phase Reactions, Line Phases & Retrograde Solubility*
Phase, Gibbs Free Energy & Activity Diagrams* (see Gaskell, fig. 10.8)

Toolboxes:

Bill’s Most Recent Formula Sheet (3/13/05)
 
 
 
 
 

Other Announcements:

J. Willard Gibbs Birthday: Feb. 11th (1839-1903)
Dates I’ll be Gone:1. Friday Feb. 4th, 20052. April 17-21, 2005 
 
Thermodynamics Data and Related Materials Science and Engineering Links:
NIST Thermodynamic Chemical Data or NIST Standard Reference Data
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data: 1) Reprints, 2) Journal
CRC at BSU’s Albertson’s Library (on campus only)
Thermodynamic Properties of Elements (and other info)
Thermodynamic Properties of Elements (online demo of a program)
Binary Phase Diagrams of Solder
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Materials Related Links (courtesy of MRS)
American Physical Society (APS)
Nobel Prize Webpage
Crystallography Interactive Website
Interactive Quantum Mechanics
J. Willard Gibbs’ Thermodynamic Models