Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction / Edition 8

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An outstanding book that provides complete coverage and reflects the latest developments in the field of materials science. The fifth edition maintains its extensive coverage of mechanical properties and failure and offers a new discussion of how the stress state within the body is a function of the orientation of the plane upon which the stresses are taken to act. The accompanying software is updated to include Material Properties and Cost Databases, also found in Appendix B and C of the book. An expanded feature in the software is an equation solver, E-Z Solve, which will help facilitate the solution of mathematically complex problems.
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New edition of a text presenting the fundamentals of materials science and engineering on a level appropriate for university/college students who have completed their freshmen calculus, chemistry, and physics courses. Material progresses from the simple to the more complex, and each topic is discussed in enough detail that students need not consult other sources to understand it. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
A revised and updated (2nd ed., 1991) introductory textbook presenting the basic fundamentals of materials science and engineering at a level appropriate for college/university students who have completed their freshman calculus, chemistry, and physics courses. The most significant change in the present edition is the addition of a new chapter, Case Studies in Materials Selection, which includes five different case studies (a cantilever beam, an automobile valve spring, the artificial hip, the thermal protection system for the Space Shuttle, and packaging for integrated circuits) relative to the materials employed and the rationale behind their use. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470419977
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/7/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 992
  • Sales rank: 474,611
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William D. Callister is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Utah.  His teaching interests include writing and revising introductory materials science and engineering textbooks, in both print and electronic formats. He also enjoys developing ancillary resources, including instructional software and on-line testing/evaluation tools.
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Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
2 Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding 9
3 The Structure of Crystalline Solids 30
4 Imperfections in Solids 66
5 Diffusion 92
6 Mechanical Properties of Metals 112
7 Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms 153
8 Failure 184
9 Phase Diagrams 241
10 Phase Transformations in Metals: Development of Microstructure and Alteration of Mechanical Properties 294
11 Thermal Processing of Metal Alloys 328
12 Metal Alloys 351
13 Structures and Properties of Ceramics 381
14 Applications and Processing of Ceramics 421
15 Polymer Structures 446
16 Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers 473
17 Composites 520
18 Corrosion and Degradation of Materials 562
19 Electrical Properties 605
20 Thermal Properties 658
21 Magnetic Properties 674
22 Optical Properties 707
23 Materials Selection and Design Considerations 734
24 Economic, Environmental, and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering 778
App. A The International System of Units (SI) 787
App. B Properties of Selected Engineering Materials 789
App. C Costs and Relative Costs for Selected Engineering Materials 817
App. D Mer Structures for Common Polymers 823
App. E Glass Transition and Melting Temperatures for Common Polymeric Materials 827
Glossary 828
Answers to Selected Problems 843
Index 849
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