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ENGR4:  PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS


Course Description

Basic principles of physics and chemistry are used to determine the quantitative relationships that describe the behavior of solids. Particular emphasis is placed upon the relationship between the structure and properties of crystalline solids. Applications consider control of properties as an engineering design variable. A term paper based upon review of the periodical technical literature is required. PREREQUISITE: Chemistry 1A and Physics 4A.


Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the broad role of materials science in the design and manufacture of engineered devices and structures.
  • Identify, compare, contrast, and describe the relationships between physics, chemistry, mathematics, and the science of materials.
  • Identify, compare, contrast, and describe the relationships between structure and properties of crystalline solids.
  • Identify, compare, contrast, and describe the mechanisms that control the properties of materials.
  • Identify, compare, contrast, and describe methods to influence the properties of materials.
  • Identify, compare, contrast, and describe the properties of polymers, ceramics, and composite materials with the properties of crystalline solids.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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