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ram seshadri: teaching

Fall 2018: Materials 100A: Structure and Properties I

Time and Place: M W 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm, GIRV 2129

Discussion Sections: F 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm (HSSB 1224) and 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm (HSSB 1206)

TAs: Kira Wyckoff (kwyckoff-at-ucsb) and Rebecca Vincent (rvincent-at-ucsb)

Office hours: After class or by appointment.

Resources:

Textbook: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 10th Edition by William D. Callister, Jr., David G. Rethwisch. This book also serves Materials 100B and Materials 100C.

For 100A, we cover Chapters 1: Introduction, 2: Atomic Structure and Bonding, 3: The Structure of Crystalline Solids, 4: Imperfections in Solids, 12: Structures of Ceramics, 14: Polymer Structures, 18: Electrical Properties, 19: Thermal Properties, 20: Magnetic Properties, and 21: Optical Properties.

Note that this is the same chapter order as in the 9th Edition of this book.

Grading scheme: 20 % for assignments, 30 % for the midterm (in-class) and 50 % for the finals.

Office hours: After class or by appointment.

Resources:

Printable (PDF) periodic table from NIST with electronic configurations. Please bring this to class.

PDF of some simple rules for orbital filling.

Wolfram Alpha widget to sketch (hkl planes:

Cambridge University site with a flash animation of the Bragg Law

Visualizing all the atoms in a Pt nanoparticle: VIDEO on YouTube. This is the research of Professor Jianwei Miao at UCLA

Class schedule:

Date topic, files etc
M 10/1 A quick introduction + Chapter 2
M 10/3 Complete chapter 2 + Assignment 1 (due 10/10 in class)
M 10/8 Chapter 3: Cubic cells (SC, BCC, FCC), HCP (and CCP) Polymorphism, Crystal Systems
W 10/10 Chapter 3 (contd.): The different crystal systems. Coordinates of points, lines, planes (hkl indices) + Assignment 2 (due 10/17 in class)
M 10/15 Chapter 3 (finishing): Crystals versus polycrystalline materials, the Bragg law, and the relation between dhkl and the a, b, c parameters for an orthorhombic cell, amorphous materials.
W 10/17 Chapter 3 (finished.) (hkl) conditions for SC, BCC, and FCC. Chapter 4: Vacancies, alloys + Assignment 3 (due 10/24 in class)
M 10/22 Chapter 4: Interstitials and line and planar defects
W 10/24 Chapter 4 finish planar defects and lab tour + Assignment 4 (due 10/31 in class)
Solutions to Assignment 1 + Solutions to Assignment 2 + Solutions to Assignment 3
M 10/29 Chapter 12: Ceramic structures
W 10/31 Chapter 12: Ceramic structures (contd.)
M 11/5 In-class Midterm. Here is a Study Guide
W 11/7 Chapter 14, Polymers (except diffusion in polymers) + Assignment 5 (due 11/14 in class)
W 11/14 Chapter 14, Polymers completed, and Chapter 19, Thermal Properties by Dr. Joya Cooley. Assignment 6 (due 11/21 in class)
M 11/19 Chapter 19, Thermal Properties completed, and Chapter 18, Electrical Properties.

For material from previous quarters (Ram's cummulative teaching at UCSB) please look at:

Spring 2018: Materials 286G
Winter 2018: Materials 218
Fall 2017: Materials 100A
Spring 2017: Chemistry 2C
Winter 2017: Materials 218
Spring 2016: Materials 286G
Winter 2016: Materials 218
Fall 2015: Materials 100A
Spring 2015: Chemistry 2C
Winter 2015: Materials 218
Fall 2014: Materials 286K
Spring 2014: Materials 286G
Winter 2014: Materials 218
Fall 2013: Materials 100A
Spring 2013: Chemistry 2C
Winter 2013: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2012: Materials 286G
Winter 2012: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Fall 2011: Materials 100A
Spring 2011: Chemistry 279
Winter 2011: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Fall 2010: Materials 100A
Spring 2010: Ethics
Spring 2010: Materials 286G
Winter 2010: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2009: Chemistry 2C
Winter 2009: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Non-crystalline materials
Fall 2008: Materials 265
Spring 2008: Materials 286G
Winter 2008: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Special stuff for 200B, 2008: Class on Soft Matter & Fall 2007: Materials 100A
Spring 2007: Materials 265
Winter 2007: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Spring 2006: Materials209BL
Winter 2006: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Fall 2005: Materials286G
Spring 2005: Materials265
Winter 2005: Materials218/Chemistry 277
Fall 2004: Materials100A
Winter 2004: Materials 218/Chemistry 277
Winter 2004: Chemistry 173B
Fall 2003: 100A
Fall 2003: Materials 225
Spring 2003: Materials 286C
Winter 2003: Materials/218/Chemistry 277