Material Science and Engineering: A First Course is a textbook written by V. Raghavan, which is suitable for the third, fourth, fifth and eight semester syllabus in different disciplines of engineering. Along with Engineering, this book can also be used by students in the Science stream and those pursuing their Ph.D. in Material Science. Since it has been broken down into several separate units, the students get to concentrate on one particular concept at one time, before going for the other. The author follows a logical approach, and systematically breaks down each topic for maximum memory retention.
This book has a preface at the beginning, which includes SI Units, Physical Constants and Conversion Factors along with a special introduction to the content. Some of the important topics covered in the book are Equilibrium and Kinetics, Phase Diagrams, Oxidation and Corrosion, Conductors and Resistors, Magnetic Materials, Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding and Dielectric Materials. All the important areas of material science are covered in detail and additional information needed before starting every chapter is also provided.
V. Raghavan is a Ph. D. holder from Sheffield, and has formerly taught material science courses for several years in MIT, USA as well as in IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi. He is a member of the India Institute of Metals and is a recipient of many awards such as the Brunton Medal of Sheffield University and the Hume-Rothery Award of the Institute of Materials London. He has written books such as Solid State Phase Transformations, Principles of Compiler Design, Phase Diagrams of Ternary Iron Alloys and The Power of the Sacred Names.
The fifth edition of Material Science and Engineering: A First Course is available in paperback and has been published by PHI in English. The book has an ISBN 10 number of 8120324552, and an ISBN 13 number of 9788120324558. You can order it online and use it as a ready reference while pursuing engineering courses.