Elementary Materials Science
Elementary Materials Science is a primer on the subject of materials science and its application in product design and manufacturing. The initial chapters show how atoms link together, creating a structural framework on which all matter is based. They explain how the atoms in metals are normally arranged in repeating crystalline patterns, while the atoms in other materials, particularly glass and plastics, are not. They also introduce the concept of phase and how it is used to understand and optimize materials. Subsequent chapters describe specific materials, including iron and steel, nonferrous metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and wood, and their engineering properties and behaviors. They also discuss the causes and effects of corrosion, manufacturing processes such as forming and shaping, and recycling. Each chapter includes exercises that demonstrate the topics introduced. For information on the print version, ISBN 978-1-62708-002-6, follow this link.