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The course introduces students to fundamental physics governing the physical properties of materials in general. It begins with atomic structure and bonding and then shows how these influence the structure (crystalline and amorphous) of solids. It further explains the origin of the physical (i.e., electrical, thermal, and mechanical) properties of solids, and relates them to their structures and inter-atomic bonding. The course makes use of tangible applications to help the students relate the content to their everyday interaction with materials.
Atomic Structure and Bonding:
Crystalline and Non-Crystalline (Amorphous) Structures:
The course assessment will be conducted as follows:
One graded assignment 15%
Five graded tutorials (equally weighted) 15%
One 1-hour in-course test 20%
One 2-hour final written examination 50%
Students will be expected to satisfy the examiners both components.
At the end of the course, students should be able to: