PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Department of Physical Science and Engineering
Engineering Program
Welcome to Materials Science!
EGR2300 - Materials Science for Engineers and Scientists
Number LE01
Spring 2014

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Scott D. Johnson, Associate Professor, Engineering Coordinator, Physical Sciences and Engineering

OFFICE: CAT-229R

OTHER LOCATIONS : CH-100 (Department), the classroom proper (CAT-305), and Cyber Cafe

PHONE NUMBERS: 301-322-0420 (Department Main Line) or 301-386-7536 (Office)

E-MAIL ADDRESS : sdjohnson@pgcc.edu

To facilitate e-mail communication with me, please include the following information: The course designation (EGR-2300) and the subject of any e-mails to me during the Spring 2014 semester. Note: All credit students (with the exception of Howard Community College students enrolled at Laurel College Center) are required to use Owl Mail for all college communication.

Example: EGR2300: Need help on phase diagrams

ENGINEERING PROGRAM'S WEB PAGE: http://academic.pgcc.edu/engineering/

PROFESSOR'S WEB PAGE: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~sjohnson

OFFICE HOURS: MW 4:00-4:30pm and 5:45-6:15pm; TTh 5:45-7:30pm, by appointment all other times

Note: Part or all of the office hours might be in the classroom (CAT-305) as student questions warrant.

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.

PREREQUISITES:

EGR 1010 Complete

CHM 1020 Complete

CREDIT HOUR EXPLANATION:

In the Engineering program at Prince George's Community College, for all credit course, students are expected to spend a minimum of 45 combined hours of instructional time and related coursework time per credit hour. This course is a 3 credit course with a portion of that credit being laboratory. This course achieves the minimum of 135 hours of instructional time by requiring 18.75 hours of instructional time, 18.75 hours of laboratory time and 97.5 hours of student work outside of instructional time. Minimum outside instructional time assumes the student is aiming for a C, not an A.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the course a student will be able to

  1. Identify crystalline structure and how they effect the properties of solids especially with regard to strengthening, fatigue, and failure.

  2. Identify experimental procedures to determine material characterization.

  3. Understand and identify the differences in properties and structures of metals, special alloys (such as biometals), thermoplastics, ceramics, special composite materials, semiconductors, nanomaterials, glasses, and superconductors.

  4. Perform analysis crucial in the design of structures in engineering problems using relationships derived from the structural properties of the engineering material.

  5. Predict the behavior of materials using phase diagrams (binary, ternary).

  6. Show the ability to self-teach oneself from the foundational material presented in the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:


Course Outcome

Program Outcome #

CLO-A#

Planned Assessment

Identify crystalline structure and how they effect the properties of solids especially with regard to strengthening, fatigue, and failure.


1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,16

Examination, homework, and essay

Identify experimental procedures to determine material characterization.


1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,16

Examination, homework, and essay

Understand and identify the differences in properties and structure between metals, special alloys (such as biometals), thermoplastics, ceramics, special composite materials, semiconductors, nanomaterials, glasses, and superconductors.


1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,16

Examination, homework, and essay

Perform analysis crucial in the design of structures in engineering problems using relationships derived from the structural properties of the engineering material.


1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,16

Examination, homework, and essay

Predict the behavior of materials using phase diagrams (binary, ternary).


1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,16

Examination, homework, and essay

Show the ability to self-teach oneself from the foundational material presented in this course.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,16

Examination, homework, and essay

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering 5th Edition.  Smith, William F. and Hashemi, Javad.  McGraw-Hill (2009).
Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems 2nd 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).

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

Schaum's Mathematical Handbook of Formula and Tables, Murray Spiegel, McGraw-Hill (1999).
Getting Started with MATLAB: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers.   Pratap, Rudra.  Oxford University Press (2009).

OTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:

  1. Bound Laboratory book. Pages are to remain in the book and are NEVER to be torn out.

  2. Pens, Pencils, Textbooks, Eraser, Straight edge, Paper, and Calculator are required for every class.

OUTSIDE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:

As with any class an amount of time at least equivalent to two times the credit hours is expected to be performed for homework and labs. Please allot sufficient time for homework.

Homework will be assigned each week including the first week.

GRADING CRITERIA:

Evaluation of student performance is to be based on:

  1. Unannounced quizzes and assigned homework will account for approximately 20% of the semester grade. Homework consists of essays that are to be written in a format consistent with a technical paper and problem sets. A grade of zero will be given to anyone who copies their homeworks (or quizzes from neighboring students). All work is subject to re-grade if academic dishonesty is suspected. Turn work in on time.

  2. A mid-term comprehensive in-class test on materials science will account for approximately 20% of the semester grade each. Using other resources (students next to you, computers of any type) is considering cheating and a grade of zero will be given to the student.

  3. A final comprehensive in-class test on materials science will account for approximately 30% of the semester grade each. Using other resources (students next to you, computers of any type) is considering cheating and a grade of zero will be given to the student.

  4. A laboratory projects are to account for approximately 10% of the semester grade. These projects will require an appropriate laboratory book to be handed in along with a small report summarizing the results. A grade of zero will be given to anyone who copies their laboratory books (lab is a group activity, but your book is your own) and/or the report. Cutting and pasting ANYTHING from another student is cheating and will earn the student a zero on their report. You are expected to do you own work and analysis. All work is subject to re-grade if academic dishonesty is suspected. Turn work in on time.

  5. A multi-page essay on an aspect of materials science will account for approximately 20% of the semester grade. This essay is to be an original work. No sharing of work. A grade of zero will be given to anyone who copies their projects. All work is subject to re-grade if academic dishonesty is suspected. Turn work in on time.

Q GRADES:

Students are expected to attend and participate in class activities. Students who either never attended the class or who ceased attendance during the first 20 percent of the course will be assigned a "Q" grade by the instructor. The Q grade is a final grade and will not be replaced with a different grade at a later time.

Faculty are required to report the date of last attendance for each student receiving Q or F grade(s) in order for the college to report this date to a variety of federal agencies as mandated. The date of last attendance is considered the date of the student's termination from the course, regardless of the date of grade submission. Early termination from a course may result in reduction in student loans and financial aid (e.g., Pell, VA benefits) and may require the student to reimburse funds to the funding agency.

HOW ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED

  1. Homework is due at the start of class (or before) except for in-class projects.

  2. Laboratory work is to be submitted in appropriate binders follow any standard laboratory format (this will be reviewed in class).

  3. Make-up homework, quizzes, and/or tests are up to the discretion of the teacher (excused absences only). No makeup will be possible for laboratory work, sufficient time should be available to recover if an absence is necessary.

COURSE OUTLINE

New topics are to be covered each week and include but are not limited to the following subjects. This outline is subject to change.

Week 1 Introduction to materials science

Week 2 Atomic Structure and Bonding

Week 3 Crystal and Amorphous Structure in Materials

Week 4 Solidification and Crystalline Imperfections

Week 5 Thermally Activated Processes and Diffusion in Solids

Week 6 Mechanical Properties of Metals (Stress, Strain, Deformation)

Week 7 Mechanical Properties of Metals (Fracture and Fatigue)

Week 8 Phase Diagrams

Week 9 Engineering Alloys

Week 10 Polymeric Materials

Week 11 Ceramics

Week 12 Composite Materials

Week 13 Electrical Properties of Materials(+Nanoelectronics)

Week 14 Nanotechnology

Week 15 Optical Properties and Superconductive Materials

All weeks: Additional material: Basic Particle Physics; Topological Insulators; Spintronics; Thermoelectric Nanowires; The nature of light and spectroscopy

Reading assignmentsare as follows: For class it is expected that an article or book on engineering that is appropriately technical is to be read each week.

Quizzes will all be unannounced so be prepared.

Tests will be announced a week before and will depend on our progress in the classroom.

CLASSROOM POLICIES

  1. Food and drink in limited quantities (snacks, not meals) are permitted in restricted areas (not near electronics or computers) and will be revoked if proper cleanliness is found wanting.

  2. Cell phones must be in vibrate mode and are only to be answered for emergencies (step outside please).

  3. Common courtesy is to apply at all times.

IMPORTANT DATES:


SNOW DAY: No classes

Tuesday, January 21

SNOW DAY: No classes

Wednesday, January 22

SNOW DAY: No classes

Thursday, February 13

SNOW DAY: No classes

Friday, February 14

Last day to apply for spring graduation

Friday, February 14

Last day to change from audit to credit or credit to audit

Friday, February 14

COLLEGE CLOSED: No classes - President's Day.

Monday, February 17

SNOW DAY: No classes

Monday, March 3

SNOW DAY: No classes

Monday, March 17

Midterm - middle of semester; class will speed up

Wednesday, March 12 March 19

Last day to withdraw from full semester classes

Friday, April 11 Monday, April 21

Spring break. COLLEGE CLOSED for the week. No classes.

Monday-Sunday, April 14 to April 20

Science and Engineering Festival (extra credit)

Friday-Saturday, January 25-27

Last Day of regular classes for the Spring Semester

Monday, May 5 Friday, May 9

Standard Lab Due + Raman spectrometer due

Thursday, May 8 May 15

Final exam

Thursday, May 8 May 15

LAB INFORMATION:

Lab at Howard University. Lab schedule.

Students build their own Raman Spectrometer - experimental stage

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