ENGS 24: Science of Materials


15W: 10, Lab
Frost, Levey

Optional: Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, James F. Shackelford, 5th Edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2000, ISBN 0-13-011287-9. Amazon: $83.00

15S: 10, Lab
Liu, Levey

16W: 10, Lab
Frost, Levey

16S: 10, Lab
Liu, Levey


PHYS 14 and CHEM 5



An introduction to the structure/property relationships, which govern the mechanical, the thermal, and the electrical behavior of solids (ceramics, metals, and polymers). Topics include atomic, crystalline, and amorphous structures; X-ray diffraction; imperfections in crystals; phase diagrams; phase transformations; elastic and plastic deformation; free electron theory and band theory of solids; electrical conduction in metals and semi-conductors. The laboratory consists of an experimental project selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Enrollment is limited to 60 students.