Review: Understanding Materials Science (2nd ed.)

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Book Review


Physics (Pomona)

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physics, chemisty, engineering, materials science, textbooks, undergraduate


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.

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©2006 American Association of Physics Teachers