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Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction
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Building on the extraordinary success of six best-selling editions, Bill Callister's new Seventh Edition of MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: AN INTRODUCTION continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #86312 in Books
- Brand: Wiley
- Published on: 2006-02-17
- Ingredients: Example Ingredients
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.16" h x 1.35" w x 8.33" l,
- Binding: Hardcover
- 832 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
Solutions Manual, Transparencies and Interactive Simulation Software Package available. -- The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
From the Publisher
The latest edition of this bestselling textbook treats the important properties of three primary types of material--metals, ceramics, polymers--as well as composites. Describes the relationships that exist between the structural elements of these materials and their characteristics. Emphasizes mechanical behavior and failure along with techniques used to improve the mechanical and failure properties in terms of alteration of structural elements. Individual chapters discuss each of the corrosion, electrical, thermal, magnetic, and optical properties plus economic, environmental, and societal issues. Features a design component which includes design examples, case studies, and design type problems and questions.
From the Back Cover
The leading source for learning materials science and engineering
Bill Callister’s text is the number one choice for learning materials science and engineering. Why? Because it delivers lucid explanations, thorough and up-to-date coverage, and outstanding art and learning resources. Now revised, this 7th Edition continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships between the structural elements of materials and their properties.
New to the Seventh Edition
- A number of new “Materials of Importance” pieces (for most chapters).
- Concept Check questions throughout.
- Revised illustrations, now all in full-color to enhance visualization and convey realism.
- Expanded discussions on material types and general properties of materials (Chapter 1), and crystallographic directions and planes in hexagonal crystals (Chapter 3).
- New discussions on one-component (pressure-temperature) phase diagrams, compacted graphite iron, lost foam casting, fractography of ceramics, and magnetic anisotropy.
- Enhanced discussions on representations of polymer structures and defects in polymers, and a new discussion on permeability in polymers.
- Revised coverage of deformation of semicrystalline polymers and polymerization.
Online Animations and Learning Modules
The book companion site (www.wiley.com/college/callister) features learning modules with animations and 3-D projections that help students visualize challenging concepts and processes. The website also includes an interactive database of materials properties and costs.
Most helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Good, but what about those W Chapters??
By Gregory P. Hall
I would consider this a good undergraduate level text for an introduction to material science, as the title implies. It has good illustrations, nice web content to accompany the text. It does not require the web content to easily understand the material... HOWEVER, the last several chapters of this edition are pdf's available on the web only and referenced in the index by W1,W2, W3, etc. Not ideal, especially considering that you get only 360 days access to those chapters. I would have preferred them to be part of the text. One of those web chapters was a primary reason for purchasing this book.
Other than this, it has good coverage of the basics and is an easy read for those interested in the subject, especially if you do not a Material Scientist. It provides a conceptual understanding of metals, ceramics and polymers. How their properties arise from their atomic/molecular structure as well as how processes impact these properties. Very good walkthough of how to interpret phase diagrams for unary and binary systems... I perhaps would be interested in the latest edition to see if more complex phase diagrams are covered, seeing as how the industry I work in has moved away from binary alloys and are now mostly tertiary and quad alloys, it would help to see coverage of these. There is a mention of this in this edition, but none are covered in detail.
Overall a very good reference.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Well written. Lots of good visuals. Highly recommend.
Excellent. Written well enough I can follow most of it. That is a recommendation in itself. Only in first 100 pages so far but I have read enough to confirm rest of it is worth reading. When I read a book slowly that's because the author has kept my interest.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
A must have for any materials scientist or engineer working ...
A must have for any materials scientist or engineer working with materials properties. Does not go into crazy detail on any one subject but has enough basic theory in all materials to educate you enough to find papers with more detail.