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Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction

Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction
Author: William D. Callister
ISBN 13: 9780471736967
ISBN 10: 471736961
Edition: 7
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2006-02-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 832
List Price: $70.15

The leading source for learning materials science and engineering

Bill Callister’s text is the number one choice for learning materials science and engineering. Why?  Because it delivers lucid explanations, thorough and up-to-date coverage, and outstanding art and learning resources. Now revised, this 7th Edition continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships between the structural elements of materials and their properties.

New to the Seventh Edition

  • A number of new “Materials of Importance” pieces (for most chapters).

  • Concept Check questions throughout.

  • Revised illustrations, now all in full-color to enhance visualization and convey realism.

  • Expanded discussions on material types and general properties of materials (Chapter 1), and crystallographic directions and planes in hexagonal crystals (Chapter 3).

  • New discussions on one-component (pressure-temperature) phase diagrams, compacted graphite iron, lost foam casting, fractography of ceramics, and magnetic anisotropy.

  • Enhanced discussions on representations of polymer structures and defects in polymers, and a new discussion on permeability in polymers.

  • Revised coverage of deformation of semicrystalline polymers and polymerization.

Online Animations and Learning Modules

The book companion site (www.wiley.com/college/callister) features learning modules with animations and 3-D projections that help students visualize challenging concepts and processes.  The website also includes an interactive database of materials properties and costs.


A revised and updated (2nd ed., 1991) introductory textbook presenting the basic fundamentals of materials science and engineering at a level appropriate for college/university students who have completed their freshman calculus, chemistry, and physics courses. The most significant change in the present edition is the addition of a new chapter, Case Studies in Materials Selection, which includes five different case studies (a cantilever beam, an automobile valve spring, the artificial hip, the thermal protection system for the Space Shuttle, and packaging for integrated circuits) relative to the materials employed and the rationale behind their use. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)