Materials Science for Chemical Engineers

An introduction the basic principles underlying the behavior of materials. The course provides the scientific foundation for an understanding of the relationships among material properties, microstructure, and the behavior of metals, ceramics, and polymers. Students will develop a vocabulary for the description of materials and explore how atomistic properties influence larger scale morphology and macroscopic behavior.

Prerequisites: Ch 110

Credits: 3.00

Course Code: ChE 211

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