- Publisher: Pearson Education (US); 4th edition edition (12 January 1996)
- ISBN-10: 0131804073
- ISBN-13: 978-0131804074
Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers
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If you would like a good reference book on materials science, this book has been very helpful in that respect.
Sorry, Dr. Shackleford, but until I see things derived from first principles, they do not sink in for me. Perhaps, however, a person working in industry would better benefit from such a text. Since this book is titled, specifically, as "...for scientists and engineers," I unabashedly assign two stars to this book. If a later edition came out with better explanations and theories (as described above) I would be happy to read it and rescind this review.
What really bothered me about this book is that the materials covered in each chapter are not enough to do the exercises in the back of the very same chapter. This is not good, especially for an "introductory" text book.
This book and its earlier editions have drawn many complaints over the years from UC Davis students who were forced to buy it for class, but the school keeps using this text because (in my opinion) the book is written by a UCD professor.
I think for the money, the readers deserve a much better text book.