Providing the foundation needed for more advanced work in materials science, this text discusses the structure and properties of materials and how these materials are used in diverse applications. Ideal for a two-semester course, it covers chemical bonding, crystal structure, mechanical properties, phase transformations, and materials processing, along with thermal, electronic, photonic, optical, and magnetic properties of materials. The author explores contemporary developments in photonics and magnetoelectronics and provides examples to evaluate how well simplified theories predict the actual performance of various materials. A solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.
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