ram seshadri: teaching
Fall 2013: MATRL 100A: Structure and Properties I
Course text (required):
Callister and Rethwisch, 8th edn: Please note that earlier editions will not work as well because of issues with problem and chapter numbering.
In this quarter (Materials 100A), we cover chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 14 (briefly), 18, 19 (briefly), 20, and 21.
Course outline: PDF
Girvetz 2128, M & W, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm.
35% for an in-class (1 h) midterm, 50% for an in-class (3 h) final, and 15% for assignments (all assignments are due in class, and must be hardcopies — email submissions are not accepted.).
Ram's office hours:MRL 3008, T & W, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, or by appointment. The best times for me is after 5 pm, (except Mondays), or early morning, before 9:00 am. Walk-ins welcome. If I can't see you, I will say so.
Leo's TA discussion section and office hours:Discussion: Mondays, 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm, Phelps 1448. Office hours: Thursdays, 2nd floor of MRL, near room 2048: 4 pm to 5 pm.
Anthony's TA discussion section office hours:Discussion: Wednesdays 11:00 am to 11:50 pm LSB 1101. Office hours: Tuesdays, 2nd floor of MRL, near room 2048: 5 pm to 6 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
http://www.webelements.com/physics.html is a great resource for the physical properties of elements.
http://www.doitpoms.ac.uk is a wonderful resource for learning the fundamentals of Materials Science, hosted at the University of Cambridge.
For material from previous quarters, please look at:
Spring 2003: Materials 286C
Fall 2003: Materials 225
Fall 2003: 100A
Winter 2004: Chemistry 173B
Winter 2004: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Fall 2004: Materials100A
Winter 2005: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2005: Materials265
Fall 2005: Materials286G
Winter 2006: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2006: Materials209BL
Winter 2007: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2007: Materials 265
Fall 2007: Materials 100A
Special stuff for 200B, 2008: Class on Soft Matter & Non-crystalline materials
Winter 2008: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2008: Materials 286G
Fall 2008: Materials 265
Winter 2009: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2009: Chemistry 2C
Winter 2010: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2010: Materials 286G
Spring 2010: Ethics
Fall 2010: Materials 100A
Winter 2011: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2011: Chemistry 279
Fall 2011: Materials 100A
Winter 2012: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2012: Materials 286G
Winter 2013: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2013: Chemistry 2C