• Joginder Singh Galsin
Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)


Metals were perhaps the first elements to have been utilized by humans. Metals were employed to make both ornaments and sharp weapons. Today the metallic materials (metals and their mixtures) play an indispensable role in engineering, technology, and industry. All tools and machines ranging from a sewing needle to automobiles and aircraft are made of various metallic materials. These materials thus constitute one of the most important classes of the engineering materials.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joginder Singh Galsin
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  1. 1.Punjab Agricultural UniversityPunjabIndia

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