Need to Return Your Textbook Rental?

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering
Sell Us Your Item
For a $121.07 Gift Card
Trade in
Kindle Edition
Read instantly on your iPad, PC, Mac, Android tablet or Kindle Fire
Buy Price: $69.50
Rent From: $40.13
Free Trial: $0.00
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach [Hardcover]

William D. Callister , David G. Rethwisch
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Buy New
$154.85 & FREE Shipping. Details
$37.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
In Stock.
Want it Monday, July 14? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Rent from
Hardcover $154.85  
Loose Leaf $171.40  
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Book Description

May 22, 2012 9781118061602 978-1118061602 4
Callister and Rethwisch's Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, 4th Edition continues to take the integrated approach to the organization of topics. That is, one specific structure, characteristic, or property type at a time is discussed for all three basic material types — metals, ceramics, and polymeric materials. This order of presentation allows for the early introduction of non-metals and supports the engineer's role in choosing materials based upon their characteristics. Also discussed are new, cutting-edge materials. Using clear, concise terminology that is familiar to students, Fundamentals presents material at an appropriate level for both student comprehension and instructors who may not have a materials background.

Frequently Bought Together

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach + Mechanics of Materials + Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach with Student Resources DVD
Price for all three: $598.48

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 936 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781118061602
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118061602
  • ASIN: 1118061608
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
3.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
When I began my undergraduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering, this was the book that was required. It's since been a great companion through (almost) all of my undergraduate courses, and is an extremely handy reference as a graduate student. I also had the pleasure of TAing for a section of our Intro. to Materials course this term, and I have some observations about this text. I hope that the publishers and authors work on some of the issues below in the fifth edition (since the fourth doesn't seem to have changed much/any from what I have seen so far).

1. Great text and figures: the text is highly readable and does a good job of placing nuances of certain equations and figures in plain sight (e.g. the conditional definition of "a" is clearly visible near the fracture toughness equation, etc.).
2. Great introductory/refresher level in ALL areas: the authors avoid giving "special treatment" to their pet subjects like many authors do in other undergraduate texts.
3. Good binding, construction, and paper. (Although this particular "pro" might be a "con" to some, see point #5.)

4. Problems can use a little bit of actual thought before the fifth edition instead of simply rearranging them (again): one of the largest problems with this text is the overuse of tiny figures in the homework. This makes life miserable as a student (trust me, I remember this clearly), and, amazingly, even MORE hellish as a TA and grader. Do the publishers honestly think that students will turn in scanned/printed figures with homework? Of course not! In the 21st century, I would think that there would be a clever way to make access to figures easier, like including them on the (otherwise pretty useless) CD.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my teacher sucked December 18, 2013
By Nick
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
this textbook saved my life for my materials science class. If you have a bad teacher who doesn't even go through example problems and just reads off years old slides that are somewhat relevant to the topic, this textbook will cover everything you need to know
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars good deal December 23, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought for my sophomore son as the bookstore run by B&N is a pure profit machine. This used textbook was about $80 below their used text.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is and it does what it is supposed to do November 23, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I don't have much to compare it to as a materials book. However, it seems to explain concepts fundamental to materials science in an understandable format.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Lehigh mat 33 book October 5, 2013
By Joseph
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Item was new, hard cover as described, shipped quickly when I needed it for class. Happy I got a better deal on it too than the bookstore.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category