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Approx. 11 hours to complete


Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Chemists
  • Scientists
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Engineers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

Introduction [Difficulty: Easy || Student Effort: 1hr 30mins]

14 videos (Total 70 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
14 videos
1.2 Metals8m
1.3 Ceramics5m
1.4 Polymers6m
1.5 Semiconductors3m
1.6 Composites5m
1.7 Correlated Properties2m
1.8 Materials Design Paradigm2m
1.9 Application to Product Design6m
1.10A Mechanical Tests Part 11m
1.10B Mechanical Tests Part 211m
1.10C Mechanical Tests Part 32m
1.10D Mechanical Tests Part 46m
1.11 Conclusion1m
4 readings
Learning Outcomes10m
Consent Form10m
Supplemental Materials for this Module10m
Get More from Georgia Tech10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 1.1 (Lectures 1.1 - 1.5)20m
Quiz 1.2 (Lectures 1.6 - 1.10)20m
4 hours to complete

Atomic Structure and Bonding [Difficulty: Easy || Student Effort: 2hrs]

18 videos (Total 112 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
18 videos
2.2 Atomic Structure8m
2.3 Periodic Chart and Electron Orbitals8m
2.4 Modification for Atoms & Crystals6m
2.5 Primary Bonds5m
2.6A Ionic Bonds Part 17m
2.6B Ionic Bonds Part 27m
2.6C Ionic Bonds Part 35m
2.7A Radius Ratio & Coordination Number Part 14m
2.7B Radius Ratio & Coordination Number Part 24m
2.7C Radius Ratio & Coordination Number Part 33m
2.8 Covalent Bonds7m
2.9 Mixed Bonds7m
2.10 Weak Bonds6m
2.11A Basic Thermodynamics Part 18m
2.11B Basic Thermodynamics Part 26m
2.12 Basic Kinetics7m
2.13 Conclusion54s
3 readings
Learning Outcomes10m
Supplemental Materials for this Module10m
Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs10m
4 practice exercises
Quiz 2.1 (Lectures 2.1 - 2.5)20m
Quiz 2.2 (Lectures 2.6 - 2.9)20m
Quiz 2.3 (Lectures 2.10 - 2.11)20m
Quiz 2.4 (All Module 2 Lectures)20m
4 hours to complete

Crystalline Structure [Level of Difficulty: Medium || Student Effort: 2hrs 30mins]

21 videos (Total 143 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
21 videos
3.2 Symmetry7m
3.3 2-Dimensional Symmetry7m
3.4 2-Dimensional Symmetry - Lattice and Basis4m
3.5 Crystal Systems and Bravais Lattices9m
3.6 Why the Bravais Lattice?9m
3.7 FCC Hard Sphere Model5m
3.8 BCC Hard Sphere Model5m
3.9 Calculating Density6m
3.10 Hard Sphere Packing3m
3.11 Hard Sphere Packing - Visualization5m
3.12 Miller Indices - Directions8m
3.13 Miller Indices - Planes7m
3.14 Miller Indices - Additional Planes of Interest2m
3.15 Linear and Planar Densities7m
3.16 Crystals with 2 Atoms per Lattice Point6m
3.17 Crystals with 2 Ions or 2 Different Atoms per Lattice Point7m
3.18 Crystals with Several Atoms per Lattice Point9m
3.19 Polycrystalline Materials and Liquid Crystals10m
3.20 X-Ray Diffraction and Crystal Structure14m
3.21 Summary1m
2 readings
Learning Outcomes10m
Supplemental Materials for this Module10m
4 practice exercises
Quiz 3.1 (Lectures 3.1 - 3.6)20m
Quiz 3.2 (Lectures 3.7 - 3.12)20m
Quiz 3.3 (Lectures 3.13 - 3.16)20m
Quiz 3.4 (Lectures 3.17 - 3.20)20m
4 hours to complete

Point Defects and Diffusion [Level of Difficulty: Medium || Student Effort: 2hrs 30mins]

19 videos (Total 136 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
19 videos
4.2 Point Defects6m
4.3 Point Defects in Ionic and Covalent Materials5m
4.4 Substitutional Solid Solutions9m
4.5 Solid Solutions - Vegard's Law8m
4.6 Fick's First Law10m
4.7 Self Diffusion7m
4.8 Interstitial Solid Solutions9m
4.9 Discussion Question5m
4.10 Grain Boundary Effects8m
4.11 Grain Boundaries as Short Circuit Paths6m
4.12 Diffusion in Polymers3m
4.13 Fick's Second Law - The Thin Film Solution8m
4.14 Fick's Second Law - Modifications to the Thin Film Solution7m
4.15 Case Hardening a Gear7m
4.16 Case Hardening a Gear - Example Problem9m
4.17 Development of a Useful Approximation4m
4.18 Appllication to Engineering Materials9m
4.19 Summary4m
2 readings
Learning Outcomes10m
Supplemental Materials for this Module10m
3 practice exercises
Quiz 4.1 (Lectures 4.1 - 4.6)20m
Quiz 4.2 (Lectures 4.7 - 4.12)20m
Quiz 4.3 (All Module 4 Lectures)40m
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By SSMar 30th 2018

Material Behavior is a key subject for material studies and also very important for the mechanical engineering career. This course is very helpful and very easy to understand the hole concepts.

By JLJun 17th 2016

The course was excellent. A lot of in-depth material, beyond even what I remember from college. Coverage of polymer systems in addition to the usual metals was very nice, and the



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