Available June 2005Smith/Hashemi's Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, 4/e provides an eminently readable and understandable overview of engineering materials for undergraduate students. Chapters have been updated to reflect new topics such as nanotechnology and biotechnology, and... show more
Available June 2005Smith/Hashemi's Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, 4/e provides an eminently readable and understandable overview of engineering materials for undergraduate students. Chapters have been updated to reflect new topics such as nanotechnology and biotechnology, and materials types being used in industry. Through concise explanations, numerous worked-out examples, a wealth of illustrations & photos, and a brand new set of online resources, the new edition provides th..e most student-friendly introduction to the science & engineering of materials.The extensive media package available with the text provides Virtual Labs, tutorials, and animations, among other resources, on the student CD-ROM along with numerous student and instructor resources on the Online Learning Center. Numerous new sections on modern materials science topics have been added including coverage of nanotechnology, biomedical engineeering, and semiconductors. |Updated and redesigned "Chapter Openers" give readers a sense of how engineers use each chapter's content in the real world.|New Learning Objectives outline major concepts at the start of each chapter to help students focus on the most essential big-picture topics.|Icons in the margins highlight media supplements throughout the text . |Virtual labs, which provide interactive quizzes, animations, and video on essential material science processes, will be included on a free CD-ROM packaged with the book.|New additions to the Online Learning Center include lecture powerpoints and sample syllabi for instructors, animations and tutorials to match the new book topics, a materials properties database, and useful weblinks. |Our redesigned and updated C.O.S.M.O.S-driven solutions manual, provided on the instructor CD-ROM, allows instructors to create and keep track of customized homework assignments, tests and quizzes in a few simple steps.|A concise, readable style is used throughout; readers are given understandable explanations without the excessive detail other textbooks routinely include.|Over 1200 end-of-chapter problems and over 180 Materials Selection and Design problems.|Materials Selection and Design Problems in each chapter relate concepts more clearly to engineering practice, and help satify ABET requirements for design content in all engineering courses.|Online Learning Center features image files, bonus chapters on Materials for MEMS entry, case studies, tie-in to Blackboard and WebCT, glossary, learning objectives and chapter summaries, and FE Exam review questions. |Provides "good and safe" coverage of some of the most recent developments in the field of materials science, without delving too deep into these topics. Excellent foundation for what students might research more extensively later on in their college careers. |students can easily reference the numerous media resources to review a concept or expand on chapter topics. |Professors will be able to integrate this resource into their course for homework assignments. Allows students to visualize materials concepts introduced in the book. |The supplemental materials we provide make instructors' lives easier and give them a basis for structuring their course.|Professors can customize tests for different sections of the course, keep records of which problems have been assigned, and post solutions for student reference quickly and easily. |Helps students think more critcally and apply what they are learning, provides more design-oriented problems than the competition.|This is a feature that contributes to a more modern feeling text. Smith introduces "design-oriented" problems but does not cover the topic too dramatically. Professors will find this helpful for satisfying ABET criteria. |See chapter one |Provided on CD to all instructors who adopt the book along with pdf versions of the solutions manual, lecture powerpoints, and image files from the book.|See end of chapter problem sections.|Do you think it is important for an introductory text to include coverage of modern Materials Science topics?|Would it be a benefit to have media tied to the text and reference media resources?|Would you benefit from lecture powerpoints and other course materials? Are you interested in ways to reinforce concepts introduced in the book?|How do you integrate design topics into your course?