This course was taught by Prof. Scherer for the last time in the fall term of 2016.
Students in Princeton’s Materials Program come from a wide range of backgrounds, so it is helpful to have an introductory course that reviews the essential topics. The emphasis naturally changes according to who is teaching the course in a given year. My syllabus, shown below, covers what I consider to be the fundamentals, but it particularly reflects my own interest in glasses and gels.
Elasticity & Viscoelasticity
Thermodynamics 1st & 2nd Laws