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Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach
By William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch

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Book Description

Callister and Rethwisch’s Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering third edition continues to take the integrated approach to the organization of topics.  That is, one specific structure, characteristic, or property type at a time is discussed for all three basic material types—viz. metals, ceramics, and polymeric materials.  This order of presentation allows for the early introduction of non-metals and supports the engineer’s role in choosing materials based upon their characteristics.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #803223 in Books
  • Published on: 2007-12-10
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.16" h x 1.40" w x 8.35" l, 3.68 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 912 pages

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5A must have for welders and fabricators
By mustached mechanic
I saved a lot of money buying thins book through amazon. The price was great and so was the quality. This book was exactly the same that the school was selling used for $50 more. It came in great condition with notes from the last user (this was a great help in understanding the material) The Book covers the basics of materials science and I'm sure it will be a great resource for years to come. The information in here is very applicable to anyone planning on building products that need to last. The chapter summary's at the end of each chapter have a list of equations and explanation of the variables. The charts are incredibly useful too. I am a fabricator and have referred to the tables multiple time to determine what type of steel to use for different applications.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
4Covers a lot of material, maybe too much
By A. Zaddach
This book covers tons of material. It was part of 2 classes I took, and I've referred to it in several others. It has content on almost everything that will be covered in an undergraduate materials science program, then a little bit more. The amount of coverage it gives for each topic though varies quite a bit. I found its discussion on the various microstructures of steel very useful on multiple occasions. The section on fracture though left a little bit to be desired, the section discussing brittle fracture is only about half a page. It tries to condense what would probably be 3 or 4 whole chapters in a mechanical properties textbook (on fracture, fatigue, creep, impact testing, stress concentration) into a single 50 page chapter. Overall though, I found it to be a good intro textbook and a good reference for concepts.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By Ashbrook
The book arrived a few days after I made my order and in the stated condition. Overall, I am satisfied with this product. In addition, for those of you buying this book, the questions expect a foundation in algebra and trigonometry and the equations are provided in the chapters. What upsets me is that the author never bothers to explain the proofs for the equations or at least where they came from. But the book also has some useful information and will provide you with basic skills in materials engineering if you read the chapters and answer the questions, which aren't that difficult to begin with.

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