Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, 6th Edition

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Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, 6th Edition

By William D. Callister, Jr., and David G. Rethwisch

$69  USD | $89  CAN

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering takes an integrated approach to the sequence of topics – one specific structure, characteristic, or property type is covered in turn for all three basic material types: metals, ceramics, and polymeric materials. This presentation permits the early introduction of non-metals and supports the engineer’s role in choosing materials based upon their characteristics. Using clear, concise terminology that is familiar to students, this program presents material at an appropriate level for both student comprehension and instructors who may not have a materials background.

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Virtual Materials Science and Engineering (VMSE)

VMSE is a unique tool for visualizing molecules and manipulating them in 3-D. Interactive simulations and animations enhance the learning of key concepts in materials science and engineering.

Algorithmic Problems

Hundreds of algorithmic problems give each student unique values and reduce the chance of students cheating on assignments. Students receive immediate feedback as well as links to text to build student confidence and reinforce skills.

Tutorial Videos

A wealth of videos provide real-time explanations of some of the toughest concepts in the course. Research from Arizona State University identified the muddiest points© – the concepts that students struggle with the most in the introductory materials science course. These brief videos have been developed and integrated throughout the content.

Reserve Problems

These problems are not available to students unless they are assigned by an instructor, so solutions are more secure.

Student Practice Modules

Throughout the text, students are given access to practice questions. Students receive instant feedback and can check the answers to reinforce their understanding of the concepts.

    What’s New

  • New discussions on the Materials Paradigm and Materials Selection (Ashby) Charts (Chapter 1)
  • Removal of Materials of Importance 12.1, “Aluminum Electrical Wires” (Chapter 12)
  • Revised discussion on the Hall Effect (Chapter 12)
  • New discussions on biomaterials (Chapter 13)
  • New section on polycrystalline diamond (Chapter 13)
  • New discussions on 3D printing (additive manufacturing) (Chapter 14)
  • Some revision of section on domains and hysteresis and Materials of Important 18.1, “And Iron-Silicon Alloy That is Used in Transformer Cores” (Chapter 18)
  • Removal of sections on economic considerations (Chapter 20)

    Additional Features Include

  • The complete digital textbook that saves students up to 60% of the cost of the in-print text.
  • Answers to Concept Check questions. Students can visit the web site to find the correct answers to the Concept Check questions posed in the print textbook.
  • Student Lecture PowerPoint Slides
  • Extended Learning Objectives
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME) Online Module
  • Animated Graphs
  • Flashcards
  • Library of Case Studies

    Instructor Resources

  • Solutions Manual
  • Problem Conversion Guide
  • Complete Set of Lecture PowerPoint Slides
  • Image Gallery
  • Solutions to Problems in the ME Online Module
  • Suggested Syllabi for the Introductory Materials Course
  • Lecture Notes
  • Solutions Manual for Reserve Problems
  • Solutions Manual for Library of Case Studies

William D. Callister, Jr.  is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Metallurgical Engineering department at Utah State University. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D degrees at Utah State University. Dr. Callister is the author of two market-leading texts in materials science: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction and Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering.

David G. Rethwisch is a Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, having joined the College of Engineering in 1985. He is also the Affiliate Director of Iowa Project Lead the Way and a Researcher at the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing. Dr. Rethwisch earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in 1985 and his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Iowa in 1979.

  1. Introduction
  2. Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding
  3. Structures of Metals and Ceramics
  4. Polymer Structures
  5. Imperfections in Solids
  6. Diffusion
  7. Mechanical Properties
  8. Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms
  9. Failure
  10. Phase Diagrams
  11. Phase Transformations
  12. Electrical Properties
  13. Types and Applications of Materials
  14. Synthesis, Fabrication, and Processing of Materials
  15. Composites
  16. Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
  17. Thermal Properties
  18. Magnetic Properties
  19. Optical Properties
  20. Environmental and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering