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The Equations of Materials

Brian Cantor

July 2020

ISBN: 9780198851882

336 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £29.99

This book describes some of the important equations of materials and the scientists who derived them. The text is readable and enjoyable, and is aimed at anyone interested in the manufacture, structure, properties and engineering application of materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors and composites.

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This book describes some of the important equations of materials and the scientists who derived them. The text is readable and enjoyable, and is aimed at anyone interested in the manufacture, structure, properties and engineering application of materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors and composites.

  • Introduces key equations in materials science
  • Provides an excellent introduction to the subject
  • Accessibly written
  • Discusses ramifications and applications of the equations
  • Offers human interest story behind the science by including biographies of key scientists

About the Author(s)

Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford, Bradford

Brian Cantor has worked as a materials scientist for over 40 years. He has been Vice Chancellor of the Universities of Bradford and York, Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Cookson Professor of Materials at the University of Oxford, Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a research scientist at General Electric, a visiting professor at Washington State and IISc Bangalore, and a consultant at Alcan, NASA and Rolls-Royce. He is a Trustee of the Science Museums Group and Chair of the World Technology Universities Network. He was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in 2013.

Table of Contents

    1:Bravais Lattices: Crystals
    2:Bragg's Law: Diffraction
    3:The Gibbs phase rule
    4:The Boltzmann equation: Thermodynamics
    5:The Arrhenius equation: Reactions
    6:The Gibbs-Thomson Equation: Surfaces
    7:Fick's Laws: Diffusion
    8:The Scheil Equation: Solidification
    9:The Avrami Equation: Phase Transformations
    10:Hooke's Law: Elasticity
    11:The Burgers Vector: Plasticity
    12:Griffith's Equation: Fracture
    13:The Fermi Level: Electrical Properties

Reviews

"A wonderful book ... that does not take more than a couple of weeks to digest. Although students these days do not purchase many books, this particular text might be considered worth owning." - Harry Bhadeshia, University of Cambridge

"A unique book - there is nothing like this in materials science that combines biography and analysis of the importance of equations." - Mark Miodownik, University College London

"Engaging, effective and surprisingly readable... with an unflowery and straightforward style that pushes things along." - Patrick Grant, University of Oxford

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