Best Reference Books – Concepts in Materials Science

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Concepts In Materials Science subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Concepts In Materials Science along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Concepts In Materials Science subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Concepts In Materials Science" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Principles of Electronic Ceramics” by L L Hench and J K West

Book Review: This book provides a very good introduction to the physical principles of electronic ceramic materials. The book also describes theoretical concepts via structures, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. The book also fills the gap that exists between solid state text theory and applied materials texts. The book also provides many equations which are derived from first principles. The book presents theoretical applications, material properties, graded set problems and many more.

2. “Solid State Chemistry and its Applications” by A R West

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Book Review: This book covers all the advancements in the field of materials science and updates the content of the popular book which is named basic solid state chemistry. This is a very good textbook of solid state chemistry at the undergraduate level. The book contains chapters on high temperature superconductors, carbon forms, inorganic material application which is very important for the functional material development in the fields of energy, catalysis and electronic materials. Each section in the book starts with introduction covers basic concepts as well as advanced ones. The book is very useful for undergraduates and researchers dealing with solid state chemistry.

3. “The Nature and Properties of Engineering Materials” by Z D Jastrzelaski

Book Review: This book provides comprehension and integration of the basic properties related to various engineering materials like metals, ceramics, polymers as well as their application in the design of engineering. The book also explains point defects, grain boundaries, superconductivity, optic fibers, wood, glass fiber plastics and many more. The book also demonstrates the basic principles underlying manufacturing processes, engineering applications as well as failures of different materials.

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4. “Material Culture: 1-3 (Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences)” by Victor Buchli

“Material Culture: 1-3 (Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences)” Book Review: The book in discussion is a part of a 5 volume set that deals with various aspects of history and properties of materials. It can be accessed by students as well as researchers of the domain. Material products of human manufacturing processes are discussed. The history behind various material products is also studied. The classic theory and recent technologies are highlighted for each included topic.

5. “Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course” by Raghavan V

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“Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course” Book Review: The book covers basics and applications of the subject in a comprehensible manner. It can be referred to by students of undergraduate level as well as postgraduate level courses. Initial sections of the book describe concepts of chemical equilibrium, kinetics, atomic structure and chemical bonding. Further, the book deals with structure of solids, crystal imperfections, phase diagrams, solid-state diffusion and phase transformations. Last chapters of the book emphasise on electrical conduction, superconductivity, semiconductors, magnetic and dielectric properties and nanomaterials. The readers can find several diagrams, illustrations along with solved problems throughout the text.

6. “Materials Science” by Sedha R S

“Materials Science” Book Review: The book presents the fundamental concepts of the subject. It is recommended to students of engineering courses in the domain. The contents of the book are spread over 18 chapters. The book begins by introducing the subject along with topics of crystals and atomic structure, electron theory of metals is also covered. Subsequent chapters deal with mechanical properties and behaviour of metals. The last section of the book focuses on alloys, semiconductors, insulating and magnetic materials. Readers can find numerous examples and worked out problems complementing the concepts explained.

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7. “Materials Science” by G Narula and K Narula

“Materials Science” Book Review: The book contains topics of various aspects of materials science. It can be of interest to students of various domains in engineering, GATE aspirants and AMIE aspirants, it can be used as a reference for a plethora of competitive examinations. The book deals with fundamentals of materials science. Important topics are dealt with in depth.

8. “Materials Science And Engineering” by I P Singh
9. “MATERIALS SCIENCE” by Rajendran V

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“Materials Science” Book Review: The book focuses on the properties and applications of materials science. Undergraduate students of various fields studying materials science can refer to this book. Important properties of materials such as structural, optical, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties are emphasised. Fundamentals of materials are discussed to familiarize the readers with the topic. Other topics covered are nanophase materials, shape memory alloys, ceramics, polymers and biocompatible materials.

10. “Material Science and Engineering” by William F Smith and Javad Hashemi
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