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Everyday Materials (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Trevor Finlayson

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Subject consists of three components in which questions posed by our everyday experiences in the use of materials will be addressed: (i) What is it made of? - a practical materials identification unit comprising six 3-hour laboratory sessions and 24 hours of outside work; (ii) Materials under stress - an 18-lecture/tutorial unit concerned with the macroscopic properties which control the mechanical behaviour of everyday materials; and (iii) why do they bend and break? - an 18-hour lecture/tutorial unit concerned with the characteristics of materials which control their mechanical properties at the microscopic level. Both (ii) and (iii) are each supported by three 3-hour laboratory sessions.

Assessment: Examinations (3 hours): 60% + Laboratory work and oral reporting: 20% + Laboratory notebook reports: 10% + Four written assignments: 10%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lecture/tutorial classes and one 3-hour laboratory class per week

Prohibitions: PHS2611

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