Prince George's Community College: EGR 2300: Materials Science for Engineers and Scientists

Course Description:

Introduces the foundations of the chemistry and physics of materials used in engineering applications. Develops the relationship between the atomic and molecular structure of materials and the macroscopic properties and performance of engineering material. In particular includes thorough discussion of the chemical and physical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, superconductors, and nanomaterials.

Pre-requisite: CHM 2000 and EGR 1010 completed or permission of instructor for scientists with sufficient breadth
Credits: 3 class/1 lab hrs. (3 credits)


Required Books:
Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering 5th Edition.  Smith, William F. and Hashemi, Javad.  McGraw-Hill (2009).
Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems 3rd Edition.  Rogers, Pennathur, and Adams  CRC Press (2011).
Self Assembly: The Science of Things That Put Themselves Together 1st Edition.  Pelesko, John A.  CRC Press (2007).
General Chemistry for Engineering 1st Edition.  Halpern, J., Sinex, S., Johnson, S., and ChemWiki supporters.   ChemWiki UC Davis (2015).
General Chemistry 3rd Edition.  Pauling, Linus.   Dover Publications, Inc. New York (1988).
Web Site for Self Assembly
Recommended books:
Pocket Book for Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists 3rd Edition.  Finkelstein, Leo.  McGraw-Hill (2007).
Getting Started with MATLAB: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers.   Pratap, Rudra.  Oxford University Press (2009).
Engineering Formula 8th Edition.  Gieck, Kurk and Gieck, Reiner.  McGraw-Hill (2006).
Helpful books:

Some of the material in class (draft state)

Useful Software:

On-line Periodic Tables:

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Materials and Nanotechnology Magazine Sites: