May 4th 2015

Ten Things Every Engineer Should Know About Materials Science (

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We explore “ten things” that range from the menu of materials available to engineers in their profession to the many mechanical and electrical properties of materials important to their use in various engineering fields. We also discuss the principles behind the manufacturing of those materials.

This course will contain discussion forums and be self-paced.

Topics covered include:

Thing One: The Menu of Materials

Thing Two: Point Defects Explain Solid State Diffusion

Thing Three: Dislocations Explain Plastic Deformation

Thing Four: Stress vs. Strain

Thing Five: Creep Deformation

Thing Six: The Ductile to Brittle Transition

Thing Seven: Fracture Toughness

Thing Eight: Fatigue

Thing Nine: Making Things Fast and Slow

Thing Ten: A Brief History of Semiconductors

Course starts May 4, 2015