MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: A FIRST COURSE, Edition 6

PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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This well-established and widely adopted book, now in its Sixth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the subject in an easy-to-read style. It analyzes, systematically and logically, the basic concepts and their applications to enable the students to comprehend the subject with ease.

The book begins with a clear exposition of the background topics in chemical equilibrium, kinetics, atomic structure and chemical bonding. Then follows a detailed discussion on the structure of solids, crystal imperfections, phase diagrams, solid-state diffusion and phase transformations. This provides a deep insight into the structural control necessary for optimizing the various properties of materials. The mechanical properties covered include elastic, anelastic and viscoelastic behaviour, plastic deformation, creep and fracture phenomena. The next four chapters are devoted to a detailed description of electrical conduction, superconductivity, semiconductors, and magnetic and dielectric properties. The final chapter on ‘Nanomaterials’ is an important addition to the sixth edition. It describes the state-of-art developments in this new field.

This eminently readable and student-friendly text not only provides a masterly analysis of all the relevant topics, but also makes them comprehensible to the students through the skillful use of well-drawn diagrams, illustrative tables, worked-out examples, and in many other ways.

The book is primarily intended for undergraduate students of all branches of engineering (B.E./B.Tech.) and postgraduate students of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science.

KEY FEATURES
• All relevant units and constants listed at the beginning of each chapter
• A note on SI units and a full table of conversion factors at the beginning
• A new chapter on ‘Nanomaterials’ describing the state-of-art information
• Examples with solutions and problems with answers
• About 350 multiple choice questions with answers
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About the author

V. RAGHAVAN, Ph.D. (Sheffield), formerly Professor of Materials Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, taught materials science courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and at IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi for many years. A Fellow of the American Society of Metals and an honorary member of the Indian Institute of Metals, Professor Raghavan is the recipient of the Brunton Medal of Sheffield University, UK (1964), the G.D. Birla Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (1985), and the Hume-Rothery Award of the Institute of Materials London (2001).
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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Published on
May 1, 2015
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Pages
488
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ISBN
9788120350922
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Materials Science
Technology & Engineering / Mechanical
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This book is designed for a first course in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. The subject matter has been developed in a logical and coherent manner with neat illustrations and a fairly large number of solved examples and unsolved problems. The text, developed from the author’s teaching experience of many years, is suitable for the senior-level undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students of mechanical engineering, automobile engineering as well as chemical engineering. The text commences with an introduction to the fundamentals of thermo-dynamics and a brief treatment of the various methods of refrigeration. Then follows the detailed discussion and analysis of air refrigeration systems, vapour compression and vapour absorption refrigeration systems with special emphasis on developing sound physical concepts and gaining problem solving skills. Refrigerants are exhaustively dealt with in a separate chapter. The remainder chapters of the book deal with psychrometry and various processes required for the analysis of air conditioning systems. Technical descriptions of compressors, evaporators, condensers, expansion devices and ducts are provided along with design practices for cooling and heating load calculations. The basic principles of cryogenic systems and applications of cryogenic gases and air liquefaction systems have also been dealt with. The Second Edition incorporates: (a) New sections on vortex tube, solar refrigeration and magnetic refrigeration, in Chapter 2. (b) Additional solved examples on vapour compression refrigeration system using the R134a refrigerant, in Chapter 4. (c) New sections on duct arrangement systems and air distribution systems, in Chapter 15. (d) A new Chapter 17 on Food Preservation.
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