ECS 15 Introduction to Computers
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Computer uses in modern society. Emphasis on uses in nonscientific disciplines. Includes word processing, spreadsheets, web-page creation, elementary programming, basic computer organization, the Internet, the uses of computers and their influence on society.
EMS 174 Mechanical Behahvior of Materials
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the mechanical behavior of engineering materials, with emphasis on recent development in materials characterization by nondestructive testing. Fundamental aspects of plasticity in engineering materials, strengthening mechanisms and mechanical failure modes of materials systems.
EMS 285 Computational Materials Science
Lecture—3 hours. Intended to show the capabilities and limitations of modern computational materials science methods, and to give some practical experience in their implementation and use. Includes, e.g., molecular dynamics, the mesoscale Monte Carlo method, and phase-field modeling.
ENG 10 How Things Work
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hours. An introduction to the physical principles that enable technology encountered in everyday life. It covers the basics of mechanical systems, electricity and magnetism, optical systems, thermal systems, and information technology, with practical examples given where possible. The intention is to help the student learn what the world looks like from the perspective of an engineer.
FRS 003 Davis Likes Bikes
Lecture—1 hour. A first-year seminar in which students learn about the history and engineering of bicycles, investigate the property requirements of different components (such as the wheel and frame), and relate these requirements to the materials of which they are made. Students are encouraged to be inquisitive learners as they investigate the properties and selection of materials in a bicycle.