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M E 557: Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling

(Cross-listed with COM S, CPR E). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: M E 421 or instructor permission
Fundamentals of computer graphics technology. Data structures. Parametric curve and surface modeling. Solid model representations. Applications in engineering design, analysis, and manufacturing.

M S E 557: Chemical and Physical Metallurgy of Rare Earth Metals

(Dual-listed with MAT E 457). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: MAT E 311 or CHEM 325
Electronic configuration, valence states, minerals, ores, beneficiation, extraction, separation, metal preparation and purification. Crystal structures, phase transformations and polymorphism, and thermochemical properties of rare earth metals. Chemical properties: inorganic and organometallic compounds, alloy chemistry, nature of the chemical bonding. Physical properties: mechanical and elastic properties, magnetic properties, resistivity, and superconductivity.