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Navigating the Materials World
A Guide to Understanding Materials Behavior
1st Edition - March 18, 2003
Editors: Caroline Baillie, Linda Vanasupa
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This book will enable students to navigate through materials science and engineering courses with increased motivation, reflection and depth. It contains a series of guides that… Read more
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This book will enable students to navigate through materials science and engineering courses with increased motivation, reflection and depth. It contains a series of guides that will help students learn about materials while enhancing their thinking and learning skills.The first chapter serves as an introduction to the general concepts and terminology of materials science. The remaining chapters focus on specific materials—polymers, metals, ceramics, biomaterials, composites, natural materials, and electronic and magnetic materials. Throughout the text, expert contributors highlight key concepts and ideas and how they relate to other areas of science.Navigating the Material is based on current educational theory in higher education, which puts the student at the center of learning and encourages learning with understanding.
· Introduces general concepts and provides a thorough review of specific types of materials · Based on current educational theory that helps students not only learn important facts, but also helps them understand core concepts and improve their thinking and learning skills · Adopts a style that is appealing to faculty and students and is enhanced with a large number of illustrations
Introduction(Welcome to the Materials World) - Caroline Baillie, Linda Vanasupa, and John Bowden
Selecting your Material & Life Cycle (Visiting the Travel Agency) - Caroline Baillie and Chris Rose
Characterization of Materials (The Tool Shop) - Peter Goodhew and Adam Mannis
Metals (Entering the Metal Zone) - Katherine Chen and Susan Ambrose
Ceramics (A Tour of Ceramic Land) - Linda Vanasupa and Susan Ambrose
Composites (Interfacing with Composites) - Caroline Baillie and Ton Peijs
Polymers (The Land of Polymers) - Caroline Baillie and Ton Peijs
Natural Materials (Back to Nature) - Adrian Lowe
Semiconductors (An Electronic Trip Through Semiconductors) - Emily Allen and Susan Ambrose
Failure of Materials (Accident and Emergency) - Andy Bushby
No. of pages: 242
Published: March 18, 2003
Imprint: Academic Press
eBook ISBN: 9780080469799
Caroline Baillie is Professor of Praxis in Engineering and Social Justice at the University of San Diego, a highly cited materials engineer, and cofounder of the not-for-profit organization Waste-for Life.
Affiliations and expertise
Professor of Praxis in Engineering and Social Justice, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, University San Diego
Linda Vanasupa is a Professor in the Materials Engineering Department at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calfornia. Since she joined the Cal Poly faculty in 1991, she has won several University awards for teaching and applied research as well as the Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. Her primary interest in education has been to create laboratory experiences that closely match the “real world,” promoting the use of statistics, teamwork, communication, and ethics within engineering. She has authored 12 articles on various classroom techniques. Her research interests are in the area of thin film deposition and characterization.
Affiliations and expertise
Materials Engineering Department, California Polytechnic State University , San Luis Obispo, Calfornia.