Spring 2010: MATRL 100A: Structure and Properties I
Course text (required):
Callister and Rethwisch, 8th edn: Please note that earlier editions will not work because of issues with problem and chapter numbering. This text will also serve for Materials 100B and Materials 100C.
In this quarter (Materials 100A), we cover chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 14 (briefly), 18, 19 (briefly), 20, and 21.
Course outline: PDF
Phelps 3515, M & W, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm.
30% for an in-class (1 h) midterm, 40% for an in-class (3 h) final, and 30% for assignments (all assignments are due in class, and must be hardcopies — email submissions are not accepted.).
Ram's office hours:MRL 3008, M & W, 3:20 pm to 4:00 pm or by appointment.
Kristin's office hours:MRL room 2244, Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Matthew's office hours:Phelps room 1417, Fridays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Look at this wikipedia page, for the Janet periodic table which, from the electronic configuration viewpoint, is more sensible than the usual Mendeleev/Moseley periodic table: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_periodic_tables
A mnemonic for filling electrons in atoms (the aufbau principle): PDF
This periodic table from NIST has all the electronic configurations: PDF
The wikipedia page for close-packings of spheres is very interesting, with some reference to the Hales proof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-packing
The wikipedia page for graphene is quite informative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene. The website has been updated and has information on the 2010 Physics Nobel Prize.