3.022Microstructural Evolution in Materials


Vitals
Prerequisite: 3.012 

Units:


Course Description: Applications of statistical mechanics, surfaces, diffusion in solids, nucleation, phase transformations, chemical reaction rates for elementary mechanisms, reaction rates in solids. 





Lectures: MWF10 (4231) 



Dr. Yoda R. Patta 
Prof. Michael J. Cima 
Prof. YetMing Chiang 

MIT 76679, x34046 
MIT 76653, x36877 
MIT 134086, x36471 

mjcima@mit.edu 


Office Hours: M23, 76658 
Office Hours: TBD 
Office Hours: TBD 





Recitations: TR1 (56154) or TR2 (56154) 

Administration 

John Rogosic 

Barbara Layne 

MIT 4229 

MIT 76653, x32185 




Office Hours: R1112, 76658 







Laboratory: MWF91 (8107)* 



Prof.
Geoffrey Beach 
Prof.
Harry Tuller 
Prof. Linn Hobbs 

MIT
6101, 80804 
MIT
133126, x36890 
MIT 134054 x36835 

gbeach@mit.edu 
tuller@mit.edu 
hobbs@mit.edu 

Office
Hours TBD 
Office
Hours TBD 
Office Hours: TBD 

*seecalendar for specific lab weeks.
Website
The course web site, located at http://web.mit.edu/3.022, will be used as the primary means of communicating information to the students. The web site isdivided into the following sections:
· Administration  contains this documenthighlighting information related to exams, problem sets, grading, etc.
· Syllabus  lecture / exam schedule and topicsto be covered
· Lecture Notes  PDF versions of materialpresented in lecture
· Problem Sets  weekly assignments and solutionsto previously assigned problems
The web site will be updated frequently and students are therefore
stronglyencouraged to refer to it often. Hard copies of lecture notes, problem
sets, and solutions will not be handed out inclass. These documents will
beavailable only on the web and require the use of
Participation
Attendance at all scheduled lectures, labs, and recitations is expected.Students are encouraged to come prepared and ready to ask questions. The lecturer and recitation instructor will also be available during weekly office hours to answer questions on an informal basis.
Additional review sessions will be scheduled during the week preceding each exam. Review sessions will be designed to give students an extra opportunity to ask questions and work example problems. Attendance is at the discretion of the student.
Reading quizzes online
You are asked to read the assigned materials before the lecture. You
willbe asked periodically through the semester to answer a multiple choice quiz
based on the reading assignment. This
will be implemented through Stellar’s online survey tool.
Problem Sets
Assignments consisting of a few individual problems will be posted on thecourse web page on Saturday of each week, unless otherwise announced in class.It is expected that the students will prepare the material covered in theassignments for the following week's recitation. Alternating takehomeassignments or brief (ten minute) quizzes will be given each week. Quizzes willbe given at the end of the Thursday recitations. Each quiz will consistof a problem chosen at random from the previous week's problem set. Quizzeswill be closed book and notes. Graded assignments and quizzes will be returnedat the following recitation.
Extra time will not be given for completion of the weekly quizzes. Studentswill be expected to arrive on time in order to receive the full ten minutes.
There will be no quizzes during weeks when an exam is given. There willbe either an assignment or a quiz in the last week of classes.
Exams
A one hour exam will be held during the semester. The scheduled date for this exam is March 20 during an evening
specialsession. The recitation that
day (Recitation 9) will not be an official recitation but will be used as time
foryou to ask questions in preparation for the exam.
Laboratory Reporting
Laboratory reports will consist of a laboratory based "problemset" due on the following dates.
March
5
April
9
May
7
The laboratory based "problem set" will be handed out no laterthan the end of the laboratory session. The construction of the laboratoryreport will be the work of each individual student.
Grades
Exam 1 
25% 
Lab 
30% 
Final 
35% 
Recitation Quizzes/Reading quizzes 
10% 
Academic Honesty
Discussion of course materials and weekly assignments and labs is encouraged, except, of course, during examinations and quizzes. Students are strongly recommended to work in groups to develop solutions to problems.