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Material Processing, Georgia Institute of Technology

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About this Course

Have you ever wondered why ceramics are hard and brittle while metals tend to be ductile? Why some materials conduct heat or electricity while others are insulators? Why adding just a small amount of carbon to iron results in an alloy that is so much stronger than the base metal? In this course, you will learn how a material’s properties are determined by the microstructure of the material, which is in turn determined by composition and the processing that the material has undergone. This is the second of three Coursera courses that mirror the Introduction to Materials Science class that is taken by most engineering undergrads at Georgia Tech. The aim of the course is to help students better understand the engineering materials that are used in the world around them. This first section covers the fundamentals of materials science including atomic structure and bonding, crystal structure, atomic and microscopic defects, and noncrystalline materials such as glasses, rubbers, and polymers....

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Oct 30, 2016

Very informative and descriptive course. It encourages a person to do self calculations. Lecture and the material available are all very well explained. Would love to take similar courses.


Apr 25, 2018

I enjoyed this courese. It is going to be very usefull for me to carryon my research work. Thanku Coursera and JTU

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Feb 08, 2019

I liked the courses. It helped me to develop my concepts.

By karthik derangula

Feb 02, 2019


By Harikrishnan

Dec 03, 2018


By Akash Biradar

Apr 25, 2018

I enjoyed this courese. It is going to be very usefull for me to carryon my research work. Thanku Coursera and JTU

By Rhafael Pérez

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By Jaskaran Singh

Dec 11, 2017

A very good introductory course that provides a good qualitative and basic quantitative idea regarding phase transformations ranging from 1 component to multiple components. This is very essential for one to understand the conditions required to get the material of your interest to desired phase.

By Hussain Dawki

Sep 14, 2017

Its so academical course and important but it needs more applications to be mentioned

By Aditya Upreti

Aug 02, 2017

Concise and thorough! Loved it!

By Kataria Mahendra B.

May 18, 2017

very usefull to faculty member as well as students....