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best introduction and reference to material science  March 17, 2011

I purchased this textbook for a course in materials science. After several other courses covering metals, composites, etc. I continually go back to Callister for some level of consult. This book covers everything. There is lots of reference material in the back of the book and key points are highlighted well throughout the book, which makes it useful as a reference book.
I highly recommend it for an intuitive viewpoint into material science.

Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 8th Edition: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Building on the success of previous editions, this textbook continues to provide engineers with a strong understanding of the three primary types of materials and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties.

The relationships among processing, structure, properties, and performance components for steels, glass-ceramics, polymer fibers, and silicon semiconductors are explored throughout the chapters. The discussion of the construction of crystallographic directions in hexagonal unit cells is expanded.

The latest edition of this bestselling textbook treats the important properties of three primary types of material--metals, ceramics, polymers--as well as composites. It describes the relationships that exist between the structural elements of these materials and their characteristics. Materials Science and Engineering emphasizes mechanical behavior and failure along with techniques used to improve the mechanical and failure properties in terms of alteration of structural elements.

At the end of each chapter, engineers will also find revised summaries and new equation summaries to reexamine key concepts.

Table of Contents

Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding
The Structure of Crystalline Solids
Imperfections in Solids
Mechanical Properties of Metals
Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms
Phase Diagrams
Phase Transformations in Metals: Development of Microstructure and Alteration of Mechanical Properties
Applications and Processing of Metal Alloys
Structures and Properties of Ceramics
Applications and Processing of Ceramics
Polymer Structures
Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers
Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
Electrical Properties
Thermal Properties
Magnetic Properties
Optical Properties
Economic, Environmental, and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering
The International System Of Units (Si)
Properties Of Selected Engineering Materials
Costs And Relative Costs For Selected Engineering Materials
Repeat Unit Structures For Common Polymers
Glass Transition And Melting Temperatures For Common Polymeric
Appendix Materials Selection and Design Consideration (Website/ WileyPLUS)
Appendix Mechanical Engineering Applications of Materials Science (Website/ WileyPLUS)
Appendix Bio Applications of Materials Science (Website/ WileyPLUS)
Answers To Selected Problems Index
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