Materials Science for Engineering Students


  • Traugott Fischer, Professor Emeritus, Department of Materials Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Materials Science for Engineering Students offers students of introductory materials science and engineering, and their instructors, a fresh perspective on the rapidly evolving world of advanced engineering materials. This new, concise text takes a more contemporary approach to materials science than the more traditional books in this subject, with a special emphasis on using an inductive method to first introduce materials and their particular properties and then to explain the underlying physical and chemical phenomena responsible for those properties. The text pays particular attention to the newer classes of materials, such as ceramics, polymers and composites, and treats them as part of two essential classes, structural materials and functional materials, rather than the traditional method of emphasizing structural materials alone.
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Second and third year engineering students taking a required one- or two-semester sequence in introductory materials science and engineering, including students majoring in materials, mechanical, civil, chemical, aerospace, biomedical and environmental engineering; graduate-level students in materials, electrical, chemical and manufacturing engineering who need to take this as a core pre-requisite.


Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373587-4

Table of Contents

Part I. The Classes of Materials 1. Types of Materials - Electron Energy Bands and Chemical Bonds Part II. Structural Materials 2. The Strength of Materials 3. Deformation of Metals and Crystal Structures 4. How to Strengthen Metals 5. Alloys and Phase Diagrams 6. Thermal Processing and the Use of Reaction Kinetics 7. Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Alloys 8. Ceramics 9. Polymers 10. Composites Part III. Functional Materials 11. Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors 12. Fabrication of Integrated Circuits and MEMS 13. Optical Materials 14. Magnetic Materials 15. Batteries Part IV. Environmental Interactions 16. Corrosion and Wear 17. Biomaterials Part V. Nanomaterials and the Study of Materials 18. Nanomaterials 19. The Characterization of Materials