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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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By SS

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

By PC

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".

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By SATHYANARAYANAN J R

Feb 23, 2019

It is a good course which provides a lot of knowledge.but i cant get my certificate after completion

By Raguraman Kannan

Feb 22, 2019

A very concise course covering the essential concepts of materials science beautifully explained. I like the way Professor James negotiates through the topics.

By 付郁磊

Feb 14, 2019

pretty good, the professor deliver the lecture in a very vivid way and what really surprise me is that I can get so much knowledge from this short course.thank you, professor.

By Khajan Chandra Lohumi

Feb 13, 2019

It was very great experience learning through coursera.

By MOGULLURI VENKATA SUMAN

Feb 01, 2019

very good

By Souryadeep Bhattacharyya

Jan 31, 2019

Very useful course: can be finished in a short duration and gives valuable ready to use information.

By Beatriz Seoane

Jan 28, 2019

Good overview of some basic things to take in account

By Prabu Thiagaraj

Jan 26, 2019

It was very useful attending this course.

By Ragab

Jan 18, 2019

very good presentation skills

very good materiel

thanks dr :James Shackelford

By Adam Braus

Jan 04, 2019

Needs a lot more context! Why why why are we learning each topic. I love all the math and the depth, but just say why we are learning each thing first!

How about modeling each of the 10 things after a historical case study? Like the invention of carbonated steel, vulcanized rubber, or high temperature super conductors...? The historical case will put the abstract processes into context.