ME761 - Advanced Stereology and Microstructural Analysis
The derivations and equations are a bit involved but can be understood by being attentive in class. The course requires problem solving skills with a logical application of concepts which are not too many. The questions asked in the exam are fairly difficult.
Time Commitment Required
2 hours of weekly self study will sufice
Grading Policy and Statistics
The grading was lenient with most of the students getting AAs and ABs. The marks were never revealed and no cribs happened for us.
5 marks for attendance
Coding Assignments, class attendance, Midsem and Endsem
Topics Covered in the Course
Teaches methods to make estimation of parameters like volume fraction, area fractions, etc. The course provides insights into sampling and getting values from the sample data, be it in the form of image, or line probes and to efficiently use them. The course includes use of various types of distributions, 3D vectors and sampling methods to arrive at efficient formulae to derive a quantity with the given data.
Coding assignments were fairly easy
Feedback on Exams
Exams were quite tricky and difficult to answer without a thorough understanding of the course content
Motivation for taking this course
To explore the quantitative side of materials science
Review By: Gourav Chopra