Dislocations are defects in the crystal structure of important engineering materials, such as metals, ceramics and semi-conductors. They strongly influence the properties of these materials. The first edition of this classic academic reference was published in the 1960s when research on dislocations was intense and in the years since the book has carved its niche as a respected, reliable and understandable introduction to the subject area for students, graduates and researchers. No other resource is as credible, accessible and up to date as this title. Introduction to Dislocations is widely recognized as providing the essential knowledge base required for further study, research and technological application. This update brings the book's coverage, references and context in-line with the latest developments to ensure it remains a core reference for anyone studying and working in the field. Classic, long-established academic reference by an expert author team, highly regarded for their contributions to the field. Presents the theory, related problems and applications in a highly detailed yet easy-to-read text, making this an ideal, understandable introduction to a complex topic. Uses minimal mathematics to make the subject more accessible and includes all-important, up-to-date references to essential further reading and research sources.