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Last approved: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:22:50 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:22:50 GMT

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MSE (Materials Science and Engineering)
301
014580
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Thermodynamics of Materials
Intro to Thermo of Materials
College of Engineering
Materials Engineering (14MAT)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Cheryl Cass
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture9045YesNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: C or better in (MSE 201 or MSE 203 or BME 203) and MA 242
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14MSEBSMaterials Science and EngineeringRequired
14MSEBS-NanoMaterials Science and Engineering - Nanomaterials ConcentrationRequired
14MSEBS-BioMaterials Science and Engineering - Biomaterials ConcentrationRequired
Review of classical thermodynamics and thermodynamic relationships. Use of statistical methods of describe entropy and other thermodynamic properties. Description of vapor-, liquid-, and solid-phase equilibrium in unary and other multicomponent material systems. Treatment of ideal and nonideal solution behavior in inorganic alloys and organic polymers. Application of gas-phase reaction kinetics and identification of the criteria required for reaction equilbria.

The change to prerequisites reflects an earlier change to the MSE curriculum requiring a grade of C or better in MSE 201 in the base curriculum and nanomaterials concentration or a grade of C or better in MSE/BME 203 in the biomaterials concentration.  The MA 242 pre-requisite has been added because the course covers some partial derivatives.


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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringLianne CarteeBME Approves.
No additional resources are required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course should be able to:



  • Assess whether a thermodynamic system is at equilibrium.

  • Predict the equilibrium composition of multicomponent systems.

  • Explain the three laws of thermodynamics and how they relate.

  • Identify variables in thermodynamics and how they are related mathematically and intuitively.

  • Relate statistical equations to thermodynamics variables.

  • Use thermodynamic equations to predict equilibrium and kinetics of multicomponent systems.

  • Utilize Mathematica or Maple to solve homework and complex problems.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework15%Problems to be assigned by instructor.
Multiple exams55%Two exams at 22% each. Lowest exam at 11%.
Final Exam30%Cumulative final exam.

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