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Materials Science for Engineering Students

Materials Science for Engineering Students

Materials Science for Engineering Students
By Traugott Fischer

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Book Description

Materials Science for Engineering Students offers students of introductory materials science and engineering, and their instructors, a fresh perspective on the rapidly evolving world of advanced engineering materials. This new, concise text takes a more contemporary approach to materials science than the more traditional books in this subject, with a special emphasis on using an inductive method to first introduce materials and their particular properties and then to explain the underlying physical and chemical phenomena responsible for those properties.

The text pays particular attention to the newer classes of materials, such as ceramics, polymers and composites, and treats them as part of two essential classes - structural materials and functional materials - rather than the traditional method of emphasizing structural materials alone.

This book is recommended for second and third year engineering students taking a required one- or two-semester sequence in introductory materials science and engineering as well as graduate-level students in materials, electrical, chemical and manufacturing engineering who need to take this as a core prerequisite.

  • Presents balanced coverage of both structural and functional materials
  • Types of materials are introduced first, followed by explanation of physical and chemical phenomena that drive their specific properties
  • Strong focus on engineering applications of materials
  • The first materials science text to include a whole chapter devoted to batteries
  • Provides clear, mathematically simple explanations of basic chemistry and physics underlying materials properties

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1541579 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-11-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.30" h x 1.10" w x 7.60" l, 2.40 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 600 pages

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Good for the lay reader
By Ridley M. Enslow Jr.
As a non-engineer who reads journals like Nature and Science, I have miscellaneous knowledge about materials without knowing how it all fits together. This book integrates information in a readable way. How are the different kinds of steel used in a bridge? What are the different types of corrosion and wear? What characteristics of ceramics, polymers, and composites make them useful for design? A great book for the interested layman as well as the engineering student.

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