On university courses in materials for the engineer.

by W. R. Micks

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A discussion of certain factors relevant to the character and content of university courses in materials for the undergraduate engineer. These factors include the desirability of fundamentals versus specialization, the emphasizing of materials behavior rather than materials properties, the inluence of the systems approach in engineering design, and the implications of the basic methodology of engineering syntheses as the primary engineering function affording progress.

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