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The availability, characteristics, and physical properties of various materials commonly used in industry-ferrous and nonferrous metals and nonmetals (polymers and ceramics), such as wood, plastics, glass, rubber, and masonry-are covered in this course. Students also review current developments in the field of materials. The laboratory covers destructive and nondestructive testing of materials, including tension, compression, torsion, and deflection. Laboratory work includes micro- and macro-examinations of materials and tests of ductility, hardness, impact, stress, and strain by various methods. 2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: CHE 101 or CHE 103.