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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 ZM

Jul 18, 2017

This course is good for engineers. It illustrated many fundemental and important concept in materials science. The teacher is great who explain nearly everthings in details with words and experiments.

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 Pranshu Aggarwal

Apr 07, 2019

This course was extremely helpful to me regarding the knowledge I gained. Moreover, I am very thankful that this course was provided to me under financial aid and I could avail such an experience which would not be possible otherwise.

By Pavel Kukushkin

Apr 01, 2019

Gives good general knowledge, but it might have more live examples and demonstrations

By E.Ray Gard

Mar 23, 2019

Very good course with lots of information well presented with practical examples in relevant contexts.

By Kishor Dattatray Shende

Mar 22, 2019

Though good but less content.

By Harshit Shandilya

Mar 18, 2019

The course emphasizes on the basic principles of Material Sciences. Explains with great real-life examples which are very thought-provoking.

By Liu Jian

Mar 14, 2019

thank you!

By Lucas Ferreira Lima dos Santos

Mar 06, 2019

Great course! Awesome to review basic/intermediate knowledge of college classes.

By Louis Cohalan

Mar 06, 2019

Very interesting choice of topics. An interesting mix of new material and things I had learned differently in various other disciplines (physics, chemistry, geology). Good course but not recommended if you haven't done high school and university chemistry unless you are very brave!

By Anwar Ul Haq

Feb 28, 2019

five star course!!

By sabir hussain

Feb 25, 2019

excellent way of explanation...