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Fall 2012-2013
MSE 501 / MAE 561 / CEE 561  

Introduction to Materials

George W. Scherer

Emphasizes the connection between microstructural features of materials and their properties, and how processing conditions control structure. Topics include atomic bonding, crystal structure, thermodynamics, phase diagrams, defects, microstructure, diffusion, phase transformations, nucleation, coarsening, glasses, elastic and plastic deformation, fracture, sol-gel processing, sintering, and composites.

Sample reading list:
J.F. Nye, Physical Properties of Crystals
P. Haasen, Physical Metallurgy
C. Hall, Polymers Materials
Y.T. Ciang, D. Birnie, and W.D. Kingery, Physical Ceramics
D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling, Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys
C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20792 L01 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm M W   Bowen Hall   222   Enrolled:19 Limit:50