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Materials Science: 10 Things Every Engineer Should Know, University of California, Davis

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About this Course

We explore “10 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. By the end of the course, you will be able to: * Recognize the important aspects of the materials used in modern engineering applications, * Explain the underlying principle of materials science: “structure leads to properties,” * Identify the role of thermally activated processes in many of these important “things” – as illustrated by the Arrhenius relationship. * Relate each of these topics to issues that have arisen (or potentially could arise) in your life and work. If you would like to explore the topic in more depth you may purchase Dr. Shackelford's Textbook: J.F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, Eighth Edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2015...

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Mar 05, 2018

This course was alot more educational then I thought it would be but now I compare what has shaped me in in life to creep deformation. I especially loved the lecture " a play on good and evil".


Jul 25, 2017

It helped me a lot to have a basic idea about different types of materials, processing and properties. I earned basic knowledge about materials and I can teach these relevant topics to students

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205 Reviews

By Atta ul haq

Dec 05, 2018

improving my skills

By Luis Noe Hernandez Gonzalez

Dec 01, 2018

Es un gran curso, con saberes teóricos prácticos, de gran contenido y fácil apreciación para las aspiraciones de un futuro ingeniero enhorabuena!

By Harikrishnan

Nov 29, 2018


By Mumtaz

Nov 25, 2018

Great introductory course to Materials Engineering.

By Tiwari Sanjay Ranjan

Nov 16, 2018

great learning

nicely explained in a very shot span

By Md Zaid Shaikh

Oct 28, 2018

simply the best

By Karthikeyan Balaraman

Oct 27, 2018

Thank you for the very useful course !

A must for Engineers associated with materials.

By Maria Eduarda Xavier da Silva

Oct 27, 2018

Is a great course to review topics related to materials engineering. I recommend for new graduates or for those who want to start college.

By Allen Greskowiak

Oct 26, 2018

so dry

By Karunanidhi Rajendran

Oct 23, 2018

Experimental videos and detailed explanation helped to understand the subject better way