UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

ECS3310 - Introduction to Materials Science

ECS 3310 Introduction to Materials Science (3 semester hours) This course provides an intensive overview of materials science and engineering focusing on how structure/property/processing relationships are developed and used for different types of materials. The course illustrates roles of materials in modern technology by case studies of advances in new materials and process. Topics include atomic structure, crystalline solids, defects, failure mechanisms, phase diagrams and transformations, metal alloys, ceramics, polymers as well as their mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties. Prerequisites: CHEM 1311, MATH 2419 or MATH 2415, PHYS 2326 or instructor consent required. (Same as NANO 3310) (3-0) Y