MSE 170B Spring 2010 - Final Exam Study Topics
An objective of this course has been to teach you the relationships between structure-processing and
Some of the questions on the exam will require you to relate properties, structure and processing.
Reading as per syllabus on website
Specific areas you should know include:
(See midterm review sheet as well)
Basic Atomic structure and electron configurations, role of valance electrons
Interatomic forces, types and magnitudes of bonding and how they affect material properties: i.e.
point, elastic modulus, electrical properties, plastic deformation, dislocation motion, fracture toughness,
Basic Crystal structures (BCC, FCC), directions, planes, close packed, CN, density
Types of defects: vacancies, interstitials, dislocations, grain boundaries, surfaces, pores
Diffusion: concentration gradients, Ficks 1
law, steady state vs. non-steady state, activation energy