Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction (5th ed.)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 February 2000




Callister Jr, W.D. (2000), "Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction (5th ed.)", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 47 No. 1.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction (5th ed.)

William D. Callister Jr

Keywords Materials, Engineering, Publication

An important text in its field, Materials Science and Engineering retains the strengths of previous editions. It has been fully revised and updated to provide complete coverage and reflect the latest developments in the field of materials science, including recent materials, developments, and processes such as advanced polymeric materials, composites, high-energy hard magnetic materials, and optical fibres in communications.

Bill Callister continues his dedication to student understanding by writing in a clear and concise manner, using terminology that is familiar and not beyond student comprehension - a feature of Materials Science and Engineering which has received many accolades in previous editions. Five hundred illustrations, photographs and figures complement Callister's text to provide visual representation and facilitate understanding.

Corrosion and degradation of materials are discussed in detail. Corrosion of ceramic materials, degradation of polymers, corrosion forms and environmental effects are some of the topics examined. Accompanying software is completely updated and expanded, including new animations with audio to explain key concepts. The software also includes material properties and cost databases (also found in Appendices B and C of the text) and an equation solver, E-Z Solve, which will help facilitate the solution of mathematically complex problems.

New to this edition

Why study? section - beginning each chapter, this new motivational feature provides the student with reasons why it is important to learn the material covered in the chapter.

Chapter objectives - a brief list of learning objectives for each chapter stating the key learning concepts.

"New Mechanical Properties of Polymers" discussion - the fifth edition offers a new discussion on factors that influence the mechanical properties of polymers.

William D.Callister Jr is based in the Department of Metallurgic Engineering, The University of Utah, USA.

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