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This book has been rewritten to match more closely the emphasis on the structure/properties/performance interplay that is developing in all aspects of technical materials — both in universities and in industry. The book's new organization emphasizes the generic nature of engineering materials in phenomenon and function and acknowledges traditional classes of materials in the process. Coverage of frontier areas have been added including: toughened ceramics, new polymers, high-temperature superconductors, superhard magnets, and other fiber-optic glasses.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering.

Materials and Civilization. Materials and Engineering. Structure/Properties/Performance. Types of Materials. Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

2. Atomic Bonding and Coordination Engineering.

Individual Atoms and Ions. Molecules. Macromolecules (Polymers). Three-Dimensional Bonding. Interatomic Distances. Generalizations Based on Atomic Bonding. Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

3. Crystals (Atomic Order).

Crystalline Phases. Cubic Structures. Noncubic Structures. Polymorphism. Unit-Cell Geometry. Crystal Directions. Crystal Planes. X-Ray Diffraction (optional). Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

4. Disorder in Solid Phases.

Imperfections in Crystalline Solids. Noncrystalline Materials. Order and Disorder in Polymers. Solid Solutions. Solid Solutions in Ceramic and Metallic Compounds. Solid Solutions in Polymers (Copolymers). Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

5. Phase Equilibria.

Introduction Phase Diagrams (Qualitative). Chemical Compositions of Equilibrated Phases. Quantities of Phases in Equilibrated Mixtures. Invariant Reactions. Selected Phase Diagrams. Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

6. Reaction Rates.

Deferred Reactions. Segregation During Solidification (optional). Nucleation. Atomic Vibrations (optional). Atomic Diffusion. Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

7. Microstructures.

Single-Phase Materials. Phase Distribution (Precipitates). Phase Distribution (Eutectoid Decomposition). Modification of Microstructures. Microstructures and Polymers. Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

8. Deformation and Fracture.

Elastic Deformation. Plastic Deformation. Deformation Mechanisms. Fracture. Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

9. Shaping, Strengthening, and Toughening Processes.

Shaping Processes (optional). Solution Hardening. Strain Hardening and Annealing. Precipitation Hardening. Second-Phase Strengthening. Heat Treatments of Steels (optional). Hardenability of Steels (optional). Strong and Tough Ceramics (optional). Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

10. Polymers and Composites.

Deformation and Flow of Amorphous Materials. Processing of Polymeric Materials. Polymeric Composites. Properties of Composites. Wood--A Natural Composite (optional). Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

11. Conduction Materials.

Charge Carriers. Metallic Conductivity. Energy Bands. Intrinsic Semiconductors. Extrinsic Semiconductors. Semiconductor Devices (optional). Semiconductor Processing (optional). Superconductivity (optional). Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

12. Magnetic Properties of Ceramics and Materials.

Magnetic Materials. Magnetic Domains. Ceramic Magnets. Metallic Magnets. Diamagnetism. Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

13. Dielectric and Optical Properties of Ceramics and Polymers.

Dielectric Materials. Polarization Calculations. Polymeric Dielectrics. Ceramic Dielectrics. Transparent Materials (optional). Light-Emitting Solids (optional). Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

14. Performance of Materials in Service.

Service Performance. Corrosion Reactions. Corrosion Control. Delayed Fracture. Performance of Metals at High Temperatures (optional). Service Performance of Polymers (optional). Performance of Ceramics at High Temperatures (optional). Radiation Damage and Recovery (optional). Summary. Key Words. Practice Problems. Test Problems.

Appendix A: Constants and Conversions.

Appendix B: Table of Selected Elements.

Appendix C: Properties of Selected Engineering Materials: (20 degrees C).

Answers to Practice Problems.

Terms and Concepts.



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This is one of the best texts of own its kind in the world for the students to understand the stucture of material . Now a days across the world all physicist are working to make new advanced type material.
From my opinon " this is must have book for the student " without reading this we can loose some basic ideas of material. So this text book really create the interest in material science , because this is not so simple subject but using this book any one can easily grasp all important concepts.
" Best book for Material science"
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Van Vlack, Lawrence H.
Prentice Hall
Van Vlack, Lawrence H.
Van Vlack, L. H.
L. H. Van Vlack
Reading, Mass. :
Engineering - Mechanical
Material Science
Materials Science-General
Edition Number:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Addison-Wesley Series in Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
Series Volume:
[no. 84]
Publication Date:
January 1989
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9 x 7.5 x 1.4 in 1039 gr

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