# 3.016 Mathematics for Materials Scientists and Engineers

### Fall 2005

#### Course Highlights

This course features complete lecture notes with accompanying Mathematica® notebooks, and a full set of assignments.

#### Course Description

This course covers the mathematical techniques necessary for understanding of materials science and engineering topics such as energetics, materials structure and symmetry, materials response to applied fields, mechanics and physics of solids and soft materials. The class uses examples from the materials science and engineering core courses (3.012 and 3.014) to introduce mathematical concepts and materials-related problem solving skills. Topics include linear algebra and orthonormal basis, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, quadratic forms, tensor operations, symmetry operations, calculus of several variables, introduction to complex analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, theory of distributions, and fourier analysis.

Users may find additional or updated materials at Professor Carter's 3.016 course Web site.

#### Technical Requirements

### Staff

Instructor:

Prof. W. Craig Carter

Prof. W. Craig Carter

### Course Meeting Times

Lectures:

Three sessions / week

1 hour / session

Labs:

One session / week

1 hour / session

Recitations:

One session / week

1 hour / week

Three sessions / week

1 hour / session

Labs:

One session / week

1 hour / session

Recitations:

One session / week

1 hour / week

### Level

Undergraduate

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