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List of Symbols. 1. Introduction. 2. Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding. 3. Structures of Metals and Ceramics. 4. Polymer Structures. 5. Imperfections in Solids. 6. Diffusion. 7. Mechanical Properties. 8. Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms. 9. Failure. 10. Phase Diagrams. 11. Phase Transformations. 12. Electrical Properties. 13. Types and Applications of Materials. 14. Synthesis, Fabrication, and Processing of Materials. 15. Composites. 16. Corrosion and Degradation of Materials. 17. Thermal Properties. 18. Magnetic Properties. 19. Optical Properties. 20. Materials Selection and Design Considerations (CD-ROM). 21. Economic, Environmental, and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering (CD-ROM). Appendix A: The International System of Units (SI). Appendix B: Properties od Selected Engineering Materials. Appendix C: Costs and Relative Costs for Selected Engineering Materials. Appendix D: Mer Structures for Common Polymers. Appendix E: Glasss Transition and Melting Temperatures for Common Ploymeric Materials. Glossary. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.