ENGS 24: Science of Materials

Offered

14W, 15W: 10, laboratory
14S, 15S: 10, laboratory

Prerequisites

PHYS 14 and CHEM 5

Dist

TLA

Instructors

Frost, Levey (winter)
Liu, Levey (spring)

Textbooks

Winter 2014: see list
Spring 2014: see list

An introduction to the structure/property relationships, which govern the mechanical, the thermal, and the electrical behavior of solids (ceramics, metals, and polymers). Topics include atomic, crystalline, and amorphous structures; X-ray diffraction; imperfections in crystals; phase diagrams; phase transformations; elastic and plastic deformation; free electron theory and band theory of solids; electrical conduction in metals and semi-conductors. The laboratory consists of an experimental project selected by the student and approved by the instructor.