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Spring 2012-2013
MSE 301  

Materials Science and Engineering

Craig B. Arnold

An introduction to the structure and properties of important current and future materials, including metals, semiconductors, and polymers. Emphasis will be placed on the phase behavior and processing of materials, and how structure in these materials impact their macroscopic physical, electrical, and thermal properties.

Sample reading list:
William Callister, David Rethwisch, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, 4e

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings from text book and distributed lecture notes. One problem set a week. Two midterm exams and oral presentation in lieu of final.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 50%
Final Exam - 30%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Calculus, physics, and chemistry. Course will expect some level of organic chemistry; students to carry out some basic derivation of equations. Freshmen should speak with course instructor for approval to enroll..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40751 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Bowen Hall   222   Enrolled:35 Limit:50