Arizona State University

Introduction to Materials Science

This course is part of Materials Science for Technological Application Specialization

Taught in English

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Terry Alford

Instructor: Terry Alford

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29 hours (approximately)
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  • The role of materials engineers in contemporary engineering practice.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 6 modules in this course

This course introduces students to the basic ideas of materials science and engineering. This course includes an introduction to the relationship between processing, properties, and structure. This course is different from many other courses in that it uses a rudimentary introduction of fundamental concepts materials selection. It also identifies the characteristics and properties of the different families of materials based on their interatomic bonding. Finally, we explore how materials properties vary across the periodic table.

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3 videos2 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will see a high-level overview of materials science and engineering and learn about materials selection, materials families, types of bonding and processing of materials.

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6 videos6 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, we will learn about atomic structure, interatomic bonding and how the location of an element on the periodic table affects its chemical properties. Various examples are discussed.

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7 videos8 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts

In this module, we learn about different kinds of atomic structures and the relationships between structure and properties of materials.

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6 videos8 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, we learn about different kinds of atomic structures, and the relationships between structure and properties of materials.

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8 videos6 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, we discuss how to identify and locate positions in unit cells, and how to specify and identify directions in unit cells

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5 videos4 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts

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Terry Alford
Arizona State University
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