Mechanical Behavior of Materials

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Cambridge University Press, 2009 - Science - 856 pages
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A balanced mechanics-materials approach and coverage of the latest developments in biomaterials and electronic materials, the new edition of this popular text is the most thorough and modern book available for upper-level undergraduate courses on the mechanical behavior of materials. To ensure that the student gains a thorough understanding the authors present the fundamental mechanisms that operate at micro- and nano-meter level across a wide-range of materials, in a way that is mathematically simple and requires no extensive knowledge of materials. This integrated approach provides a conceptual presentation that shows how the microstructure of a material controls its mechanical behavior, and this is reinforced through extensive use of micrographs and illustrations. New worked examples and exercises help the student test their understanding. Further resources for this title, including lecture slides of select illustrations and solutions for exercises, are available online at

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Marc Meyers is a Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. A Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the EXPLOMET Conferences, he has authored numerous texts and won international awards, including the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (Germany), the TMS Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Awards (USA), and the Lee Hsun Award (China).

Krishan Chawla is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a Fellow of ASM International, Editor of International Materials Reviews, and has worked at various institutions in the Americas and Europe. He has authored several others texts and won numerous awards for his research and teaching.

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