Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 1st Australian & New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 9780730382836

One of the world’s most highly regarded Materials Science texts, Callister’s Materials Science and Engineering has been reimagined for the first time for Australian and New Zealand students. This first ANZ edition promotes student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties.

Now featuring ANZ examples, this edition demonstrates how the subject is relevant to their work in a local context, while maintaining the hallmarks of previous editions with excellent readability and engaging examples.


  • Local examples: Hearing about all the new developments from Silicon Valley, it’s easy to think that the US is the only place developments are happening. This edition shows you that materials science is also applied and relevant in ANZ.
  • A classic that has stood the test of time: A properly read and well-thumbed textbook will provide you with skills that can last a lifetime.
  • Clarity: The textbook has clear explanations with it’s jargon-free approach, only containing the essentials of the subject.
William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch, Aaron Blicblau, Kiara Bruggeman, Michael Cortie, John Long, Judy Hart, Ross Marceau, Ryan Mitchell, Reza Parvizi, David Rubin De Celis Leal, Steven BabaniarisSubrat Das, Thomas Dorin, Ajay Mahato and Julius Orwa  
Chapter 1: Introduction 

Chapter 2: Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding 

Chapter 3: The Structure of Crystalline Solids 

Chapter 4: Imperfections in Solids 

Chapter 5: Diffusion 

Chapter 6: Mechanical Properties of Metals 

Chapter 7: Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms 

Chapter 8: Failure 

Chapter 9: Phase Diagrams 

Chapter 10: Phase Transformations in Metals: Development of Microstructure and Alteration of Mechanical Properties 

Chapter 11: Applications and Processing of Metal Alloys 

Chapter 12: Structures and Properties of Ceramics 

Chapter 13: Applications and Processing of Ceramics 

Chapter 14: Polymer Structures 

Chapter 15: Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers 

Chapter 16: Composites 

Chapter 17: Corrosion and Degradation of Materials 

Chapter 18: Electrical Properties 

Chapter 19: Thermal Properties 

Chapter 20: Magnetic Properties 

Chapter 21: Optical Properties 

Chapter 22: Environmental and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering 

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