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Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 9th Edition

Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 9th Edition

William D. Callister Jr. , David G. Rethwisch

ISBN: 978-1-118-32457-8

Dec 2013

992 pages

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Building on the extraordinary success of eight best-selling editions, Callister's new Ninth Edition of Materials Science and Engineering continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. This edition is supported by a redesigned version of Virtual Materials Science and Engineering (VMSE). This resource contains interactive simulations and animations that enhance the learning of key concepts in materials science and engineering (e.g., crystal structures, crystallographic planes/directions, dislocations) and, in addition, a comprehensive materials property database.

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1 Introduction

2 Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding

3 The Structure of Crystalline Solids

4 Imperfections in Solids

5 Diffusion

6 Mechanical Properties of Metals

7 Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms

8 Failure

9 Phase Diagrams

10 Phase Transformations in Metals: Development of Microstructure and Alteration of Mechanical Properties

11 Applications and Processing of Metal Alloys

12 Structures and Properties of Ceramics

13 Applications and Processing of Ceramics

14 Polymer Structures

15 Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers

16 Composites

17 Corrosion and Degradation of Materials

18 Electrical Properties

19 Thermal Properties

20 Magnetic Properties

21 Optical Properties

22 Economic, Environmental, and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering

  • A new organization of the chapters continues the use of the traditional approach that Materials Science and Engineering has always used, with some coverage of the unified approach to the subject.
  • This new edition has an increased emphasis on active learning and includes more coverage of nano-, bio-, smart, and other modern materials. It incorporates new, up-to-date, solved examples and practice problems that reflect current technologies, current materials, and real word scenarios. In addition, the Virtual Materials Science and Engineering Lab (VMSE) has been updated.
  • New tutorial videos have been added on “muddiest points” in the most widely used chapters (1-11).  These videos give students peer-to-peer explanations of the most commonly misunderstood topics.
  • An expanded discussion of the construction of crystallographic directions in hexagonal unit cells—also of conversion from the three-index scheme to four-index.
  • New chapter-opener photos of applications of materials science help to motivate student interest in studying materials science.
  • Current and up-to-date: The text presents the latest developments in Material Science and Engineering. Such modern coverage includes advanced ceramic and polymeric materials, composites, high-energy hard magnetic materials, and optical fibers.
  • Resources to facilitate the materials selection process: Appendix B contains 10 properties for a set of approximately 100 materials and can be used in materials selection problems. An additional resource, Appendix C, contains the costs for all materials listed in Appendix B.
  • Mechanical property coverage: The ninth edition maintains its extensive introductory level coverage of mechanical properties and failure--the most important materials consideration for many engineers.
  • Key terms and brief explanations of key equations appear in margins for quick identification of the most important topics in the chapter.
  • VMSE is a unique tool for visualizing molecules and manipulating them in 3D. New “muddiest point” videos explain from a student’s perspective tough concepts that have been identified through research as the most challenging topics to understand.

    WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. WileyPLUS is packed with interactive study tools and resources–including the complete online textbook–to give students more value for their money.