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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 Jr., David G. Rethwisch

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Book Description

Callister and Rethwisch's Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering 4th 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: 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. Also discussed are new, cutting-edge materials. Using clear, concise terminology that is familiar to students, Fundamentals presents material at an appropriate level for both student comprehension and instructors who may not have a materials background.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #41238 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Wiley
  • Published on: 2012-05-22
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.26" h x 1.39" w x 8.27" l, 3.64 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 936 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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About 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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4 of 4 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 steaks and shakes

1 of 1 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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