Understanding Materials Science History, Properties, Applications

ISBN-10: 0387209395

ISBN-13: 9780387209395

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Rolf E. Hummel

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This introduction to materials science for engineers examines not only the physical and engineering properties of materials, but also their history, uses, development, and some of the implications of resource depletion, materials substitutions, and so forth. Topics covered include: the stone, copper, bronze, and iron ages; physical properties of metals, ceramics, and plastics; electrical and magnetic properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators; band structure of metals; metallurgy of iron. This new edition includes new developments in the last five years, updated graphs and other dated information and references.
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Book details

List price: $119.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134

Preface
Mechanical Properties of Materials: The First Materials (Stone Age and Copper-Stone Age)
Fundamental Mechanical Properties of Materials
Mechanisms
The Bronze Age
Alloys and Compounds
Atoms in Motion
The Iron Age
Iron and Steel
Degradations of Materials (Corrosion)
Electronic Properties of Materials: The Age of Electronic Materials
Electronic Properties of Materials
Magnetic Properties of Materials
Optical Properties of Materials
Thermal Properties of Materials
Materials and the World: No Ceramics Age?
From Natural Fibers to Man-Made Plastics
Gold
Economic and Environmental Considerations
What Does the Future Hold?
Appendices
Index
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