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This course features notes on 24 individual lab experiments; four of these labs are also documented by videos, and photos are presented for a fifth lab.This course is a required sophomore subject in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, designed to be taken in conjunction with the core lecture subject 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering. The laboratory subject combines experiments illustrating the principles of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and structure...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2006 Topics: General Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science
Cost: Free

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This course features notes on 24 individual lab experiments; four of these labs are also documented by videos, and photos are presented for a fifth lab.This course is a required sophomore subject in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, designed to be taken in conjunction with the core lecture subject 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering. The laboratory subject combines experiments illustrating the principles of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and structure with intensive oral and written technical communication practice. Specific topics include: experimental exploration of the connections between energetics, bonding and structure of materials, and application of these principles in instruments for materials characterization; demonstration of the wave-like nature of electrons; hands-on experience with techniques to quantify energy (DSC), bonding (XPS, AES, FTIR, UV/Vis and force spectroscopy), and degree of order (x-ray scattering) in condensed matter; and investigation of structural transitions and structure-property relationships through practical materials examples.Professor Anne Mayes led the development and teaching of this course in prior years.

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 2006 to Dec 20, 2006
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Prof. Silvija Gradecak, Prof. Linn Hobbs, Prof. Francesco Stellacci
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: General Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science

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