MS3214 Intermediate Materials Science and Engineering

The purpose of this course is to provide a bridge between the introductory courses in materials science, MS2201 and MS3202, and the 4000-level elective courses in materials science. The emphasis is on a deepening of understanding of basic principles which govern the behavior of solid materials. Principles of physical metallurgy and the physics of materials will be considered in detail. Topics include thermodynamics of solids, electronic structure of alloys, lattice stability, phase equilibria, diffusion, dislocation theory, deformation mechanisms and an introduction to the kinetics of phase transformations. The course is intended to show how the application of basic principles leads to clearer understanding and control of the behavior and properties of contemporary materials.

Prerequisite

MS2201 and MS3202 or equivalent or consent of instructor

Lecture Hours

4

Lab Hours

0

Quarter Offered

  • As Required