Smith/Hashemi's Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, 4/e provides an eminently readable and understandable overview of engineering materials for undergraduate students. Chapters have been updated to reflect new topics such as nanotechnology and biotechnology and materials types being used in industry. Through concise explanations, numerous worked-out examples, a wealth of illustrations & photos, and a brand new set of online resources, the new edition of Smith provides the most student-friendly introduction to the science & engineering of materials.
The fourth edition features expanded chapter problem sets with even more Design-Oriented Problems involving materials selection factors. Chapter Openers immediately engage students in each chapter's content through a highlighted, real-world application. Corresponding ancillary supplements are listed at the end of each chapter to allow for easy integration of online and CD-ROM resources into text material.
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Javad Hashemi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University and is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Research in the Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering. Javad received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1988. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate materials and mechanics courses, as well as laboratories, at Texas Tech University since 1991. Dr. Hashemi has an extensive research background in manufacturing, structural, and synthesis aspects of materials. His current research focus is the areas of materials, biomaterials, and engineering education. The late William F. Smith was Professor Emeritus of Engineering in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Central Florida at Orlando, Florida. He was awarded an M.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University and a Sc.D. degree in metallurgy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Smith, who was a registered professional engineer in the states of California and Florida, taught undergraduate and graduate materials science and engineering courses and actively wrote textbooks for many years. He was also the author of Structure and Properties of Engineering Alloys, Second Edition (McGraw- Hill, 1993).
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