An Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering by Kenneth M. RallsAn Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering by Kenneth M. Ralls

An Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

byKenneth M. Ralls, Thomas H. Courtney, John Wulff

Hardcover | September 3, 1976

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Ralls' Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering is intended for students who want to learn about the nature of solid substances and, especially, for beginning engineering students who are making their first serious contact with the structure and properties of real solids. It represents, clearly and logically, the chemical and physical principles on which the properties of materials depend. The basic relationships introduced in general chemistry and physics courses are reviewed and extended in order to permit the student to relate the properties of ceramic, metallic, and polymeric solids to their internal structure and external environment.
Title:An Introduction to Materials Science and EngineeringFormat:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 1.4 inPublished:September 3, 1976Publisher:Wiley

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471706655

ISBN - 13:9780471706656

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Table of Contents

Matter and Energy.

Atomic Structure.

Chemical Bonding.

Molecular Orbitals.

Inorganic Compounds.


Organic Solids.


Crystal Geometry.

Structural Imperfections.

Surfaces and Interfaces.


Chemical Equilibrium and Reaction Rates.

Electrochemical Reactions.

Corrosion and Oxidation.

Phase Diagrams.

Phase Transformations.

Structural and Property Changes.

Elastic Behavior.

Permanent Deformation.

Mechanical Failure.

Electrical Conduction in Solids.


Thermal Properties of Materials.

Magnetic Behavior.

Dielectric Materials.

Optical Properties.

Index of Specific Materials and Substances.

Index of Subjects.