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Materials: A Very Short Introduction

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In this Very Short Introduction, Christopher Hall shows how material science combines physics, chemistry, and biology with enginee... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

In this Very Short Introduction, Christopher Hall shows how material science combines physics, chemistry, and biology with engineering to understand and exploit materials and create new ones, often with extraordinary optical and electrical properties.

The study of materials is a major field of research that supports and drives innovation in technology. Using modern scientific techniques, materials scientists and engineers explore and manipulate materials, and create new ones with remarkable strength and extraordinary optical and electrical properties. In this Very Short Introduction, Christopher Hall looks at a wide range of materials, from steel, wood, and rubber, to gold, silicon, and graphene, describing how materials are used, how their properties arise from their internal structure, and how useful and novel things are made from them. He concludes by looking at how the global scale of materials consumption now threatens the goal of sustainability. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Autorentext
Christopher Hall is Professor Emeritus and Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he was previously Professor of Materials. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Inhalt

1. Gold, sand and string ; 2. Close inspection ; 3. Materials properties: Soft, shiny and blue ; 4. Making stuff ; 5. Making Things ; 6. Sustainability: Such quantities of sand ; Further reading ; Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Materials: A Very Short Introduction
Autor:
EAN: 9780199672677
ISBN: 978-0-19-967267-7
Format: Taschenbuch
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Physik & Astronomie
Anzahl Seiten: 160
Gewicht: g
Größe: H174mm x B111mm
Jahr: 2014
Auflage: New.