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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 460 Introductory Laboratory in Materials (1) An introduction to comparative physical properties and characteristics of various materials including mechanical, electrical thermal, and structure/ morphology.

MATSE 460 Introductory Laboratory in Materials (1)

This is a lab course whose goal is to provide an integrated approach to materials science and engineering. Any individual lab will consist of a number of elements, initially students will be provided with a presentation summary of the proposed lab. This could be film, video, web delivery, hard copy or live presentation. Presentation time will be limited but should be reviewed before students attempt the hands-on lab. All labs will examine a variety of different materials including metal, ceramics and polymers. Labs will be integrative in the sense that they will include use of spreadsheets, data plotting, and presentation of results as written reports and/or as a "PowerPoint" presentation. The labs selected have been chosen specifically because they cut across all current basic materials disciplines. These labs are intended to provide students with a broad appreciation of the range and contrast of material structures and properties, in order that students more fully appreciate the breadth of material science and engineering.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATSE 201

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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