Engineering materials and their applications
This edition of the classic text/reference book has been updated and revised to provide balanced coverage of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The first five chapters assess the different structures of metals, ceramics and polymers and how stress and temperature affect them. Demonstrates how to optimize a material's structure by using equilibrium data (phase diagrams) and nonequilibrium conditions, especially precipitation hardening. Discusses the structures, characteristics and applications of the important materials in each field. Considers topics common to all materials—corrosion and oxidation, failure analysis, processing of electrical and magnetic materials, materials selection and specification. Contains special chapters on advanced and large volume engineering materials plus abundant examples and problems.
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This table is obtained by placing the elements with n = 1 (hydrogen and helium)
in the top row, those with n = 2 in the next row, and so forth. The table is valuable
in the development of metallic materials because of the interrelation of elements
The rest of the elements in the Periodic Table are generally considered to be
nonmetallic, although a few, such as antimony and bismuth, have semi- metallic
characteristics. We shall return to these nonmetallic elements when we discuss ...
Quantum number A number describing the average position of an electron in the
electronic structure of an element. Shorthand notation A system for describing the
number of electrons in each shell of an atom and their subgrouping.
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The Problem of Materials Selection and Development
ceramics polymers 4 1 3 The structure of materials 5 1 4 Bonding
Metallic Structures The Unit Cell
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