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Callister's Materials Science And Engineering was originally written by Professor Callister, and has now been adapted into an Indian edition by R. Balasubramaniam. This book presents readers with clear explanations of important concepts. It focuses on three main types of materials and composites, namely metals, ceramics, and polymers. It goes on to describe the relationships between structural elements of materials and the properties they possess. The book also covers mechanical behavior and failure, and provides ways in which performance can be improved.
This adapted version of Callister's Materials Science And Engineering has made updates to the previous topics covered in the book. The contents of this textbook are as per the syllabus of material science and engineering courses in many South Asian universities. The course structure of NITs, IITs, Anna University, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University have been taken into consideration in the sequencing of chapters in the book. Some of them are Imperfections in Solids, Properties of Metals, Polymer Structures, and Electrical Properties. Students who study the concepts in-depth, and are able to solve the questions listed in this book, will excel in this subject. The author has provided the solutions to the problem sets in order for students to thoroughly understand each topic. Several examples placed throughout the book help in comprehending the application of these theories in the real world. Though this book serves as a textbook in engineering colleges, it can be used as a reference guide by researchers, and practising engineers.
Callister's Materials Science And Engineering comes with a CD-ROM package. This interactive mode of learning makes it easier for students to grasp the subject. The last five chapters, solutions to selected questions, and answers to concept check questions are provided in the CD. Visualization of the concepts gives students an added advantage in understanding material science and engineering.
About the Author
R. Balasubramaniam is an author and instructor of engineering.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering in 1984 from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.
He was the recipient of the University’s Gold Medal. He then completed his Ph.D in 1990 from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, where he later became an Adjunct Faculty. Balasubramaniam moved back to India in 1990 and taught in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
The author has written several books, some of which are Delhi Iron Pillar: New Insights, The World Heritage Complex of the Qutub, Marvels of Indian Iron through Ages, and The Saga of Indian Cannons. He has also published articles in many international journals and newspapers. Balasubramaniam was awarded the Best Metallurgist award in 1999 by the Indian Institute of Metals. He has also received the Director’s Citation for Best Teacher at IIT Kanpur numerous times.