Basic knowledge in chemistry (course of Chemistry of Elements is strongly recommended but not mandatory). Undergrad level of physics and basic knowledge in calculus are helpful. Understanding of basic thermodynamics is necessary.
Common sense is useful but not mandatory. Healthy curiosity is strongly advisable.
The course presents basics of Materials Science from the point of view of a chemist and, thereby, somewhat different from the commonly delivered courses. The exercises are adjusted accordingly.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of and describe the connection between chemical composition/structure of solids and their mechanical, dielectric, optical and thermal properties.