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7 Big Concepts to Learn About in Materials Engineering

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  • Materials engineers specialize in knowing which materials to use in different applications, why certain materials should be used, how to make materials, how to test and characterize materials, and how to design and test new materials. Successful application of such knowledge leads to safe, predictable, and reliable use of materials, which are major goals of the engineering profession. The big concepts listed herein are essential for effective use of engineering materials (solid matter), and they epitomize our materials paradigm (an accepted way to think about materials—a set of relationships).

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