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Before choosing course

The course deals with the thermodynamic basis of phase equilibria and phase transformations in materials science. The fundamental laws of thermodynamics and general conditions for equilibrium and stability will be discussed. The mathematical modelling of various phases and their thermodynamic behaviour and some related phenomena will be discussed.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FMH3104 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

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Course Disposition

Lectures with discussion of homework.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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M. Hillert: Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations, their Thermodynamic Basis, Cambridge University Press 2008. ISBN 978-0-521-85351-4

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course FMH3104 replaces the course F4H5104 Alloy Theory I, from autumn 2020.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Materials Science and Engineering