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Illinois MatSE 280 Introduction to Engineering Materials, Lecture 1: Materials: Their Properties and Failures

By Duane Douglas Johnson1, Omar N Sobh2

1. Iowa State University (formerly University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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"Because without materials, there is no engineering"

In this lecture we will discuss the following:

- Units of Length
- Six Major Classes of Materials
- Periodic Table of Elements
- Properties of Materials
- Materials Science and Engineering in a Nutshell


Supplemental Handout "Analysis of World Trade Center Collapse" courtesy of Tom Mackie.

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