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mate 210 lecture 1 notes

by: Annie Borland

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Annie Borland
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These notes cover class objectives, learning strategies and a brief intro to materials
Materials Engineering
Katherine Chen
Class Notes
Engineering, materials
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Annie Borland on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Mate 210 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo taught by Katherine Chen in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Materials Engineering in Materials Engineering at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.


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Date Created: 09/25/16
Week 1 Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:38 PM Lecture 1: Briefly covered course objectives and learning strategies Course learning objectives:  Describe different classes of materials and their different characteristic properties.  Explain how a material’s processing history, atomic & microstructure, and properties interrelate to affect the performance and application.  Articulate the importance of materials and the field of Materials Science & Engineering has had on Society.  Relate knowledge of Materials Engineering to own discipline and life. Learning strategies covered in class:  Repeated intentionally practicing or recall of the new content.  Using flashcards to test your understanding.  Learning is best when we struggle, it's stronger and lasts longer (not excessively).  Solving problems before being taught the solution leads to better learning. Let's call it educated guess and check for simplicity's sake. o In-class activities such as Kahoot! o Concept vs. memorizing  Interleave practicing (mixing problems) - helps to identify strategies for solving certain problems.  Retrieval practice (memorized/ing info). o In-class activities o Self quiz o Flash cards o Assignments o Weekly quizzes  Spacing practice - taking breaks from constant studying to "forget" bits of information. Working harder to recall information makes it easier to retain knowledge.  Elaboration - adding relevance and meaning to the material being presented. o Ask yourself questions about the material o Explain yourself (concept vs. memorization) o Connect to life/world  Reflection - thinking about your own thinking. o What did I learn? o What do I still not know? Fluency or Familiarity ≠ Mastery and Durability Being able to repeat or memorize information is much less valuable than truly learning and internalizing the information. When the concepts behind ideas are grasped, the level of understanding moves from surface level "plug and chug" to being able to problem solve which methods to use in certain situations. Materials Overview Four main categories of materials:  Metals  Polymers and elastomers  Composites/Hybrids  Ceramics and glasses Materials are essential to the world as we know it. For every product used in this world, there was an individual who helped decide which material will optimize its effectiveness. This can very obviously be seen in architecture, automobiles, planes and even electronics. Every material has a different atomic structure that gives it certain properties. Utilizing and understanding these properties will help us to understand why they act, or perform, the way that they do in our everyday lives. Note to consider: Cost vs. Performance Example: A carbon fiber mountain bike is going to be much faster and much more lightweight than an aluminum bike, however they can be hundreds of dollars more expensive


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