Syllabus MSEN 222-501 Fall 2020-V2

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MSEN 222
Material Science
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Page 1 of 11 Syllabus Course Information Course Number: MSEN 222 (Fall 2020) Course Title: Materials Science Section: 501 Time: Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 - 9:15 AM Location: Online (zoom link: ) Credit Hours: Three Credits (3.0) Instructor Details Instructor: Qing Tu (Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering) Office: RDMC 210 Phone: (979)-458-9353 E-Mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 AM Course Description Mechanical, optical, thermal, magnetic and electrical properties of solids; differences in properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composite materials in terms of bonding and crystal structure. Course Prerequisites CHEM 102, or CHEM 104 and CHEM 114, or CHEM 107 and CHEM 117; PHYS 218. Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, students should be able to : 1. Describe, discuss, and explain what the field of materials science includes. 2. Describe, discuss, and explain atomic structure, bonding, crystal structure, microstructure 3. Explain material defects and their significance. 4. Use the isomorphous phase diagram to determine compositions and relative amounts of phases present. 5. Describe and explain solid state diffusion. 6. Relate macroscopic physical and mechanical properties (tensile and bending test) to microstructure. 7. Describe and explain thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties in terms of microscopic causes. 8. To be able to describe the differences in macroscopic physical properties for: metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, and composite materials in terms of microscopic causes. Assessment and Evaluation Proper understanding of the structure-property relationships will be evaluated through homeworks, tests and exams.
Page 2 of 11 Textbook and/or Resource Materials Textbook William Callister, David Rethwisch , "Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach", 5th Edition , John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NY, 2015. For this section, WileyPlus (online) is REQUIRED via eCampus (to be introduced in the first class). Students are advised NOT to purchase the hardcopy textbook without consulting the instructor. Additional Materials: Lecture notes, assignments, solutions, grades, project instructions, and additional materials will be available at . Additional References: 1. L. H. VanVlack, Elements of Materials Science and Engineering, 6th Ed (Addison-Wesley, 1989). 2. D. R. Askeland, Science and Engineering of Materials, 5th Ed (Thomson-Engineering, 2005) 3. J.F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, 6th Ed (Prentice-Hall, 2004) 4. R.E. Smallman, Modern Physical Metallurgy, 8th ed. (Oxford, 2013).* 5. M.W. Barsoum, Fundamentals of Ceramics, 2nd ed. (Inst of Physics Pub, 2003).* 6. Hosford, William F, Mechanical behavior of materials, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, 2010).* 7. L. Solymar, Electrical Properties of Materials, 8th ed. (Knovel, 2010).* 8. C. Binns, Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, (Wiley, 2010).* * Electronic textbook available via: Grading Policy Score Grade 90-100+ A 80-89.99 B 70-79.99 C 60-69.99 D <60 F Academic Misconduct F Course Activities and Grade Component Weights Activity Type of Effort # of activities Weight Homework Individual/Team 11 10% Quizzes/Course participation Individual TBD 5% Tests Individual 3 20% each Final Exam Individual 1 25% Project (optional) Individual/Team 2 Extra credit Total 100% + Extra credit Activity Description
Page 3 of 11 1. Homework: Objective: Practice/demonstrate application of numerical problems. Assigned problems will be made available through eCampus course website and must be submitted electronically . HW assignments are generally due a couple days after material is covered in the class. The two lowest scores will be dropped. Will not be accepted late, unless due to an excused absence. You are encouraged to work in small groups (2-4 individuals) for the HW problems. However, each student must log in and submit HW individually. Note: numerical values used in problems may vary from student to student. 2. Quizzes/Course participation Objectives: Evaluate collaborative learning during class. In-class activities will occur throughout the semester, and will involve responding to a series of questions, which will be completed individually or in small groups. 3. Tests (1, 2, and 3): Closed book. Students can bring one formula sheet. Duration: One class Tests are graded on the 0-100 points scale. Approx. 60% conceptual question and 40% numerical problem 4. Final Exam: Closed book. Students can bring a formula sheet. Duration: 2 hours. Approx. 50% conceptual question and 50% numerical problem. Final exam is graded on the 0-100 points scale. 5. Extra Credit Project (optional, 2% each): TBD Late Work Policy No late work for the above graded activities will be accepted unless due to an excused absence. Absence Policy Absences permissible under student rule 7 will be excused providing an adequate written explanation is provided via email ( ). Advice: 1. Read relevant text sections and watch preparatory videos (if provided) prior to the associated class so you will be familiar with the topic under discussion in advance, and have questions ready to present during discussions. Be proactive. 2. Take notes during the class but do not copy the slides. All slides will be made available via eCampus shortly after the lecture. Participate in learning activities and conceptual questions.
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