Materials Science and Engineering: AND Wiley Plus: An Introduction

9780470054888: Materials Science and Engineering: AND Wiley Plus: An Introduction

Revised and updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, this book continues the fine tradition of its predecessor by presenting the fundamentals of materials science and engineering. Among the changes you'll find are a completely new chapter on failure which treats fracture modes, principles of fracture mechanics, impact fracture testing, fatigue and creep; a more detailed discussion of electronegativity and a more quantitative treatment of interatomic bonding; the addition of X-ray diffraction and linear and planar atomic densities; a more extensive treatment of interfacial defects; expanded coverage of nonlinear elastic behavior, anelasticity, resilience, and a more complete discussion of hardness testing; added sections of the phase diagram which covers peritectic reactions, congruent phase transformations and the Gibbs phase rule; detailed treatment of corrosion rates, and the roles of activation and concentration polarizations in the prediction of the same; an updated examination of composite materials. In addition, there is a new, expanded appendix, and more than 400 new homework problems.

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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 ( 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.

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