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Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach Hardcover – May 22, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1118061602 ISBN-10: 9781118061602 Edition: 4th

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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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. K. Bowen on December 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
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).

PROS
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.)

CONS
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick on December 18, 2013
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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
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By Crusader on December 23, 2013
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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.
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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.
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By Joseph on October 5, 2013
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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.
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This is one of the better text books I've had. It's easy to follow and helped a lot with the course considering my professor didn't know how to answer questions.
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By Mitchell Scribner Kramer on September 4, 2014
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It's the book I was looking for at a good price. Condition was as advertised.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ema3010materials on September 17, 2012
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I bought the text because it was required for my class. If you need the online code, buy it elsewhere, aka a college bookstore. I didn't need one, so I was able to save some money. Saved 80 bucks. Not bad.
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