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This is the ultimate materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Written by world class authors, it takes a unique design led-approach which is broader in scope than other texts, thereby meeting the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, from Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering to Engineering Materials, Materials Processing and Materials in Design. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its treatment of crystallography and phase diagrams and transformations to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching a first-year course in materials. Additional teaching resources have been added, including an interactive online materials science tutorial and online testing and assessment program with algorithmic exercises that allow one question template to become hundreds of different questions. The book is fully linked with the leading materials software package as used in over 600 academic institutions worldwide as well as numerous government and commercial engineering departments. * A complete introductory materials science & engineering text: unique design-led approach is broader in scope than other texts, thereby meeting the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, from introduction to materials science and engineering, to engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and materials in design. * Unbeatable author team: Prof Mike Ashby, the world's leading materials selection innovator & author of four other best-selling materials engineering texts; Dr David Cebon, MD of Granta Design, the leading material properties software house; & Dr Hugh Shercliff, head of materials science teaching at the University of Cambridge, UK * New to this edition: Expanded treatment of microstructure, crystallography, phase diagrams and transformations, and corrosion, to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching a first course in materials. Additional worked examples and end-of-chapter problems. Expanded offering of ancillary material, including interactive online materials science tutorial and available online testing and self-assessment program featuring 300 additional online problems.