Physical Foundations of Materials Science

  • Günter Gottstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 475-502

About this book


In this vivid and comprehensible introduction to materials science, the author expands the modern concepts of metal physics to formulate basic theory applicable to other engineering materials, such as ceramics and polymers. Written for engineering students and working engineers with little previous knowledge of solid-state physics, this textbook enables the reader to study more specialized and fundamental literature of materials science. Dozens of illustrative photographs, many of them Transmission Electron Microscopy images, plus line drawings, aid developing a firm appreciation of this complex topic. Hard-to-grasp terms such as "textures" are lucidly explained - not only the phenomenon itself, but also its consequences for the material properties. This excellent book makes materials science more transparent.


Alloys Defects Diffusion Elaticity Grain Growth Metals Phase Transformations Plastic Deformation Solid State Solidification dynamics metal physics science transmission electron microscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Günter Gottstein
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  1. 1.Institut für Metallkunde und MetallphysikRWTH AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07271-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09291-0
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