Who is this class for: "A MUST COURSE FOR BUDDING MATERIAL ENGINEERS/ MATERIAL SCIENTISTS!! Professor Shackelford is so awesome!! The way he taught the course helped me grasp the fundamentals of material science better than any that taught me during my four year bachelor tenure in Material engineering." ~Course Completer


Created by:  University of California, Davis

  • James Shackelford

    Taught by:  James Shackelford, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

    Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Commitment5 weeks, 3 hours per week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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University of California, Davis
UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 505 ratings

Loved the intuitive, ultra-concise approach. Professor Shackelford balances real-world testing, applications, and history with a minimalist overview of the mathematics. His segments on atomic-level mechanics help the student gain sight-unseen intuition for the phenomena that inform the math. A concise and memorable way to get a cursory understanding of the important concepts. His book is great too.

Amazing course!!!

I honestly think this course was very useful and a good refreshment of my material science knowledge. Hence I gave it 5 stars. However, I was going to give it 4 due to the fact that I really did not understand the last 2 things : eutectoid ; martensite and austenite relationships (thing 9) and the semiconductor part (thing 10).

I still gave it 5 stars because I really do not want to blame the course for me not understanding.

Good course in general and I am glad I was able to complete it.

great work for Material engineering basics .. i've learnt and asuured many basic concepts