Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, 2nd Edition

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Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, 2nd Edition

There have been radical developments in the study of solid state materials over the past 10 years think batteries, solar cells, graphene, carbon nanotubes and this new edition has been meticulously updated to reflect these advances. Retaining the structure of the highly-regarded first edition, the second edition of this "extremely wide-ranging useful book" (Choice, June 2005, referring to the first edition) contains five parts covering: structures and microstructures; classes of materials; reactions and transformations; physical properties; and nuclear properties of solids. Each chapter is self-contained to encourage student understanding and to reinforce key concepts, and includes further reading, problems and exercises. Equally accessible to both science and engineering students, Understanding Solids 2e provides an invaluable foundation in the physical and chemical properties of solids, and is essential for those studying materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering.

Additional resources available here include :

  • Supplementary chapter material
  • Colour powerpoint slides of all figures
  • Chapter solutions
  • Online version of the quick quiz