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Materials Science C

Posted: August 14th, 2012, 10:42 pm
by Jim_R

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: August 29th, 2012, 9:44 pm
by scm424
So what do we need to know for this event? Also, what type of lab would be included in this event? Thanks!

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: August 30th, 2012, 8:48 am
by twototwenty
Three different versions of the trial event rules can be found here; this should give you a basic idea of what to expect for this event.

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: September 3rd, 2012, 10:48 am
by deezee
Does anyone know what this event might focus on?

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: September 3rd, 2012, 10:57 am
by iwonder
There're trial rules on soinc
I'm assuming you know what materials science is :) it mainly focuses on basic properties of materials, from theoretical questions to labs to detirmine properties. It's nothing complicated/involving calculus...

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: September 6th, 2012, 2:38 pm
by deezee
iwonder wrote:There're trial rules on soinc
I'm assuming you know what materials science is :) it mainly focuses on basic properties of materials, from theoretical questions to labs to detirmine properties. It's nothing complicated/involving calculus...
Yeah but materials science is such a HUGE and broad field of science... i heard it focused on chemistry

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: September 6th, 2012, 4:35 pm
by iwonder
Umm... Chemistry? That would make no sense to me... Where'd you hear that?

Some of the examples given in the trial rules for labs deal with things like modulus of elasticity and tensile strength, those kinds of properties of materials... I can see how chemistry plays a role, but I don't see how chemistry like an AP chem course would come into play.

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: September 6th, 2012, 6:49 pm
by FullMetalMaple
iwonder wrote:Umm... Chemistry? That would make no sense to me... Where'd you hear that?

Some of the examples given in the trial rules for labs deal with things like modulus of elasticity and tensile strength, those kinds of properties of materials... I can see how chemistry plays a role, but I don't see how chemistry like an AP chem course would come into play.
I'm pretty certain it is chemistry-related. It's not exactly the kind of chem you would expect to learn in AP Chemistry (it's applied, not theoretical), but I'm pretty certain my textbook has a chapter on materials science. I think you are allowed to use a periodic table for some questions. Others might deal with bond strength or alloys. At least, that's what I remember from when I did an engineering summer program that incorporated materials science and from what I've seen when this event was run as a trial.

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: September 6th, 2012, 7:17 pm
by iwonder
http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... v3mc_0.doc Just in case anyone want's to read it. It's got some chemistry on there, but I still wouldn't classify it as a chem event...

Re: Materials Science C

Posted: September 6th, 2012, 8:36 pm
by Seracon
It's not exactly a chemistry event, but it utilizes chemistry knowledge, especially when asking questions about material strength and how the bonds between atoms of a certain material affect it. I would say Materials Science is based on chemistry in the broad spectrum of sciences, but is more applicable to real life.
One person above mentioned the tensile strength/elasticity; last year, the lab was measuring the elasticity of some material and graphing the elasticity as a function of tension or something like that. If I remember correctly, the year before that, the lab was figuring out Miller indices and trying to make the contact angle of a water droplet 45 degrees by mixing it with various other liquids like oil and ethanol.