MATERIALS SCIENCE STUDIES
Advisory Faculty: Professor: KARABINOS, D. LYNCH.
Associate Professors: L. PARK***, STRAIT. Assistant Professors: AALBERTS, S.
Materials Science is an interdisciplinary field which combines
microscopic physics and chemistry in order to understand and control the properties
of materials such as plastics, semiconductors, metals, liquid crystals, and
biomaterials. Williams students with an interest in the properties of materials
or in pursuing careers in materials science or a variety of engineering disciplines
would benefit from following the courses in this cluster.
Note: Chemistry introductory course sequence will change in 2002.
Please see the chemistry section of the catalogue for details.
Core Course in Materials Science:
- Chemistry/Physics 318 Materials Science: The Chemistry and Physics of Materials
- Biology 101 The Cell
- Chemistry 016 Glass and Glassblowing
- Chemistry 201-202 Organic Chemistry
- Chemistry 301 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
- Chemistry 302 Physical Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics
- Chemistry/Environmental Studies 304 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
- Chemistry 305 Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry
- Geosciences 202 Mineralogy and Geochemistry
- Mathematics 209 Differential Equations and Vector Calculus
- Mathematics 315 Groups and Characters
- Physics 015 Electronics
- Physics 201 Electricity and Magnetism
- Physics 202 Waves and Optics
- Physics/Mathematics 210 Mathematical Methods for Scientists
- Physics 301 Introductory Quantum Physics
- Physics 405T Electromagnetic Theory
- Physics 411T Classical Mechanics
- Physics 451 Solid State Physics