Engineering 4 Properties of Materials - Course Info Sheet - Fall 2013

Instructor: Russell Lee Office: PH 107 408-848-4881
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; Tuesday: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Textbook: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 8th Edition, 2010. Callister & Rethwisch, authors. Wiley Publishers.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 1A and Physics 4A with grades of "C" or better are required.
Attendance: Regular attendance is highly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the course by obtaining a drop card from the registrar.
Honor Code: Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations will result in disciplinary action that may include recommendation for dismissal.
Special Needs: Students requiring special arrangements because of a disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.
Course Objectives
and Goals:
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will posses an understanding of the broad role of materials science in the design and manufacture of engineered devices and structures. Specifically, the student will obtain an understanding of the following: atomic bonding and structure; the concepts of stress and strain; imperfections in solids; methods and mechanisms of deformation; phase relations and transformations; heat treatment of metals; ceramics, composites, polymers, and electronic materials.
Evaluation: Students will receive a letter grade based upon the following:
  1. Term paper and oral presentation. 20% of grade.
  2. Two midterm exams. 60% of grade.
  3. Comprehensive two-hour final exam. 20% of grade.
90% of the total possible points will be required for an A, 80% of the total possible points for a B, 70% for a C, and 60% for a D.
Homework: Homework will be assigned that will reinforce and extend the concepts discussed in class. Late homework will not be accepted
Exams: The three midterm exams will be given during the regular class period on the following Thursdays:
October 3 November 14
Make-up exams will not be given. Mark these dates in your calendar. The exams will be straightforward for those who complete and understand the homework, assigned reading, and participate in class discussions. All exams are closed book and closed notes.
Term Paper: A term paper discussing an appropriate, modern topic will be required. Details will be presented separately.
Final Exam: Wednesday, December 18, 2013. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room PS 102.
Last update on August 23, 2013