Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers

Providing a balanced treatment of the full spectrum of engineering materials, this text covers all the physical properties, applications, and relevant properties associated with engineering materials. The text explores all the major categories of materials (metals, ceramics and glass, polymers, composites, and semiconductors) while also offering detailed examinations of a wide range of materials with high-tech applications. The author also provides an introductory chapter familiarizing students with the dynamic nature of the field, supported by a number of photographs and illustrations. The text contains in-depth discussions of recent advances in the field, a number of problems and exercises, and computer-generated illustrations.