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: CHEM 325 or MAT E 311
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.