Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course

Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course
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Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course

Publisher: PHI Learning
ISBN: 9788120350922
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About The Book Materials Science and Engineering
Book Summary:

This well-established and widely adopted book, now in its Sixth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the subject in an easy-to-read style. It analyzes, systematically and logically, the basic concepts and their applications to enable the students to comprehend the subject with ease.

The book begins with a clear exposition of the background topics in chemical equilibrium, kinetics, atomic structure and chemical bonding. Then follows a detailed discussion on the structure of solids, crystal imperfections, phase diagrams, solid-state diffusion and phase transformations. This provides a deep insight into the structural control necessary for optimizing the various properties of materials. The mechanical properties covered include elastic, anelastic and viscoelastic behaviour, plastic deformation, creep and fracture phenomena. The next four chapters are devoted to a detailed description of electrical conduction, superconductivity, semiconductors, and magnetic and dielectric properties. The final chapter on Nanomaterials is an important addition to the sixth edition. It describes the state-of-art developments in this new field.

This eminently readable and student-friendly text not only provides a masterly analysis of all the relevant topics, but also makes them comprehensible to the students through the skillful use of well-drawn diagrams, illustrative tables, worked-out examples, and in many other ways. The book is primarily intended for undergraduate students of all branches of engineering (B.E./B.Tech.) and postgraduate students of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science.


All relevant units and constants listed at the beginning of each chapter
A note on SI units and a full table of conversion factors at the beginning
A new chapter on Nanomaterials describing the state-of-art information
Examples with solutions and problems with answers
About 350 multiple choice questions with answers

Table of Contents:

Preface Preface to the First Edition

SI Units Physical Constants

Conversion Factors Greek Alphabets

1. Introduction

2. Equilibrium and Kinetics

3. Crystal Geometry and Structure Determination

4. Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding

5. Structure of Solids

6. Crystal Imperfections

7. Phase Diagrams

8. Diffusion in Solids

9. Phase Transformations

10. Elastic, Anelastic and Viscoelastic Behaviour

11. Plastic Deformation and Creep in Crystalline Materials

12. Fracture

13. Oxidation and Corrosion

14. Conductors and Resistors

15. Semiconductors

16. Magnetic Materials

17. Dielectric Materials

18. Nanomaterials

Appendix IProperties of Elements

Appendix IIProperties of Engineering Materials