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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Material Behavior by Georgia Institute of Technology

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About the Course

Have you ever wondered why ceramics are hard and brittle while metals tend to be ductile? Why some materials conduct heat or electricity while others are insulators? Why adding just a small amount of carbon to iron results in an alloy that is so much stronger than the base metal? In this course, you will learn how a material’s properties are determined by the microstructure of the material, which is in turn determined by composition and the processing that the material has undergone. This is the first of three Coursera courses that mirror the Introduction to Materials Science class that is taken by most engineering undergrads at Georgia Tech. The aim of the course is to help students better understand the engineering materials that are used in the world around them. This first section covers the fundamentals of materials science including atomic structure and bonding, crystal structure, atomic and microscopic defects, and noncrystalline materials such as glasses, rubbers, and polymers....

Top reviews

SS

Mar 30, 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.

JL

Jun 17, 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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By Manivannan

Nov 16, 2019

It is very informative and know depth of knowledge about materials

Thank you

By Saptarshi S C

Nov 17, 2019

Thank you so much GIT for sharing such quality content with !! Enjoyed learning with you guys !!!

By mudit

Mar 11, 2019

good communication skill

By Surendra D

Mar 17, 2019

good

By SAIGEETA P

Jan 09, 2017

Very good course

By Kataria M B

Jun 15, 2018

Nice

By Muhammad G T

Jun 10, 2018

It was very great to get enrolled in this course.

By Marieke S

Jul 31, 2017

A great and very informative course! Thank you! Some known mistakes (-> discussed in the forum) should be corrected though; especially those very annoying ones in the quizzes where correct answers are marked as incorrect and incorrect answers have to be selected to pass the quiz. Sometimes information to pass all quiz questions is missing in the slides of the lecture. However, most of the times, the answer can easily be found out by some additional source (literature, internet etc.).

By himanshu

Nov 13, 2016

Gives brief understanding of almost every aspect Materials engineering. Effort is required from the side of student to understand the concept wholly. Many complicated topics are dealt with with relative ease and from basics.

By Joshua K

Nov 18, 2016

Some quizzes ask questions that aren't discussed until subsequent lectures.

By raymond j

Dec 08, 2016

good

By Robert

Aug 29, 2016

Pretty good teacher. Easy words for not native-speakers. German subtles would be great.

By sintu r

Mar 17, 2017

A really nice course. I would have wanted more about polymers.

By Tianyi L

Jul 21, 2016

A very organized and well guided course. However, the contents are fairly difficult for a pre-university students.

By DEEP B

Aug 20, 2017

Good review of fundamentals and application based understanding

By nayab a k

Dec 05, 2018

It is a good course that build up and boost your basic concepts about different classes of materials.

By Chisom A

Oct 02, 2016

It's satisfactory but I recommend reading the book.

By Srinivasan L

Jul 20, 2017

It is a good course. While the amount of substance covered is impressive, unfortunately it has to be said that the instructor style is quite boring and devoid of enthusiasm.

By Matias D d A

Feb 08, 2018

Good Introductory course, but with very few demonstrations of the formulas that were used to describe many of the physical phenomena. Such derivations are very usefull in understanidng the physical concepts at play.

By Anjali B

Jul 04, 2019

After week 2 it gets very hard for students that do not study Engineering. But it is still interesting to learn about material behavior.

By Tan W L

Mar 17, 2017

Unable to download certain materials and no spontaneous reply was made

By amged a

Dec 09, 2016

The course is very hard due to the difficulty of the explanation. The course has a lot of points to cover with few explanation

By Isabel W

Apr 23, 2016

Professor speaks too slowly most of the time but then quickly glosses over complicated equations without much explanation of what the equation is or what the variables are or labeling the equations (he has multiple equations on one slide when talking). Some videos are 2 minutes, some are 11 minutes. Quizzes are exceedingly simple - 10 questions with only two possible answers each. 100% of the time, there is at least 1 question with the wrong answer. There have been no TAs to help answer questions or to rectify these wrong answers. All the while, Coursera keeps asking if I want to pay $45 to verify for this course. Ha!! You have to be joking. This class was disappointing. You'd almost be better off reading Wikipedia articles or a book.