ENGR 3381 Introduction to Material Science

The course is an introduction to basic tenets implicit in the molecular realm of material structures, i.e., atomic, crystalline and micro-structures of solids with a coverage of several classes of materials, i.e., metals, ceramics, and composites. Course study focuses on the scientific basis for the mechanical properties exhibited by molecular structures, i.e., phase transitions, multiphase equilibria and chemical reactions, with govern the thermodynamic properties of macroscopic materials observed in nature. The application of these materials to various fields of engineering and science is presented. Prerequisites: PHYS 2422 or PHYS 2412.