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Author Hummel, Rolf E., 1934-
Title Understanding materials science : history, properties, applications / Rolf E. Hummel.
Imprint New York : Springer, [1998]
©1998

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA401.6.A1 H86 1998    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA401.6.A1 H86 1998    AVAILABLE  
Subject Materials science.
Description xiv, 407 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The first materials (stone age and copper-stone age) -- Fundamental mechanical properties of materials -- Mechanisms -- The bronze age -- Alloys and compounds -- Atoms in motion -- The iron age -- Iron and steel -- Degradation of materials (corrosion) -- The age of electronic materials -- Electrical properties of materials -- Magnetic properties of materials -- Optical properties of materials -- Thermal properties of materials -- No ceramics age? -- From natural fibers to man-made plastics -- Gold -- Economic and environmental considerations -- What does the future hold?
ISBN 0387983031 (New York : alk. paper)
OCLC # 37238989
Table of Contents
 Preface 
Pt. IMechanical Properties of Materials 
 1The First Materials (Stone Age and Copper-Stone Age)3
 2Fundamental Mechanical Properties of Materials12
 3Mechanisms24
 4The Bronze Age66
 5Alloys and Compounds74
 6Atoms in Motion102
 7The Iron Age123
 8Iron and Steel138
 9Degradation of Materials (Corrosion)151
Pt. IIElectronic Properties of Materials 
 10The Age of Electronic Materials169
 11Electrical Properties of Materials180
 12Magnetic Properties of Materials217
 13Optical Properties of Materials239
 14Thermal Properties of Materials265
Pt. IIIMaterials and the World 
 15No Ceramics Age?281
 16From Natural Fibers to Man-Made Plastics314
 17Gold350
 18Economic and Environmental Considerations355
 19What Does the Future Hold?375
App. ISummary of Quantum Number Characteristics383
App. IITables of Physical Constants385
App. IIIPeriodic Table of the Elements389
App. IVSolutions to Selected Problems390
 Index395