ENGS 24: Science of Materials

Offered

17W: 10
Levey, Li

Textbooks  
Optional: Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers. James F. Shackelford. 5th Edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall. 2000. ISBN 0-13-011287-9.
Optional: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction. William D. Callister. 7th Edition. Wiley 2006

17S: 10; Lab
Levey, Liu

18W: 10; Lab
Levey, Li

18S: 10; Lab
Levey, Liu

Prerequisites

PHYS 14 and CHEM 5

Dist

TLA

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. Enrollment is limited to 60 students.