Physical Properties of Materials
White, Mary Anne
Designed for advanced undergraduate students and as a useful reference book for materials researchers, Physical Properties of Materials, Third Edition establishes the principles that control the optical, thermal, electronic, magnetic, and mechanical properties of materials. Using an atomic and molecular approach, this introduction to materials science offers readers a wide-ranging survey of the field and a basis to understand future materials. The author incorporates comments on applications of materials science, extensive references to the contemporary and classic literature, and 350 end-of-chapter problems. In addition, unique tutorials allow students to apply the principles to understand applications, such as photocopying, magnetic devices, fiber optics, and more. This fully revised and updated Third Edition includes new materials and processes, such as topological insulators, 3-D printing, and more information on nanomaterials. The new edition also now adds Learning Goals at the end of each chapter and a Glossary with more than 500 entries for quick reference. Web Resource The book's companion website (www.physicalpropertiesofmaterials.com) provides updates to the further reading sections and links to videos made specifically by the author for this book. It also offers sources of demonstration materials for lectures and PowerPoint slides of figures from the book. Many of the features (all those under Student Resources) are freely available to all, including about 30 custom made videos that specifically complement the contents of the book. These videos are highlighted at the appropriate points in the text. The book website also has many links to relevant websites around the world, sorted by chapter, to be used by students, instructors and materials researchers.