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ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 310 - Introduction to Materials Science (3)

Prerequisites: CHM 125  and PHY 202 , or instructor permission.
The discipline of materials science involves investigating the fundamental relationship between structure and properties of materials. Materials engineers seek to develop new materials, improve present materials and optimize materials synthesis, processing, and fabrication. This course provides an introduction into materials science. Materials of interest include ceramics, metals, polymers, composites, biomaterials, semiconductors as well as electronic, magnetic and photonic materials. In completing the course, the students will be able to understand the structure of various materials from the atomic to the macroscopic level, and how those structures dictate the materials properties, and gain experience in choosing materials based on design considerations.