ENGS 24: Science of Materials


20W: 10; Lab
Cullen, Li

Optional: Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers; James F. Shackelford; 5th Edition; Pearson Prentice-Hall; 2000; ISBN 0-13-011287-9. Optional: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction; William D. Callister; 7th Edition; Wiley 2006.

20S: 10; Lab
Frost, Levey

20X: 11; Lab
Cullen, Frost

21W: 10; Lab
Levey, Liu

21S: 10; Lab
Levey, Li


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.