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Material Properties and Processes

Course Description

Students will be introduced to the basic principles underlying the behavior of materials. This course will provide the scientific foundation for an understanding of the relations between material properties, structure and performance for the classes of engineering solids (metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors and composites. Concepts will be developed and applied which allow for correlation between performance and aspects of structure, from the atomic through the macroscopic level, including ideas relating to atomic and larger size defects. NOTE: This course is offered only in the Spring term. (Prerequisite: CHEM-102)