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    1. Mechanics of Materials (with CD-ROM
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    4. Mechanics of Materials (6th Edition)
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    5. Engineering Materials : Properties
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    1. Mechanics of Materials (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by James M. Gere
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    Asin: 0534417930
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-15)
    Publisher: Thomson-Engineering
    Sales Rank: 82773
    Average Customer Review: 4.42 out of 5 stars
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    Now featuring the problem-solving CD-ROM, StressAlyzer, the Sixth Edition of this book continues its tradition as the leading text in Mechanics of Materials. With its hallmark clarity and accuracy, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics are the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. The book includes more material than can be taught in a single course so instructors have the opportunity to select the topics they wish to cover. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Mechanics of Materials, 4th ed.
    I am a civil engineering student who just finished a course in stregth of materials with this text. I found the book fairly easy to follow with good example problems. My main complaint is that the authors consistantly referred to diagrams and figures that were on different pages, causing the reader to flip back and forth. Sometimes the figures were 5 or 6 pages back. This interrupted the continuity of the text, making it more difficult to read. Otherwise, I feel the book is excellent. (If you care, I got an A- in the course. Take this however you want to)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Beams, Beams, and more Beams
    I know that this is considered THE mechanics of materials textbook. And paging through it, you can see that the text and figures are very well done, with every effort made to make the material clearly accessible. So in this respect, the book shines. My main objection with this text is its content. Every imaginable method of beam analysis is presented, and the tendency is to treat every stress problem as some sort of beam. Thus if you're a civil engineer designing beams, you'll probably like this book. But if you are a mechanical engineer, responsible for designing mating parts with complex geometries, you'll be sorrily disappointed. Mechanical parts in the real world are not prismatic beams, perfect cylinders, and other utopian forms. They have threads, fillets, holes and other discontinuities that produce stress concentrations -- stress concentrations that have devastating effects in fatigue if not properly accounted for. I know that some will say "Hey, if you want fatigue analysis, get a Machine Design text". But come on, let's be realistic. Many undergrad students will never go on to take such a course, and the fact that well over 90% of real world failures are fatigue failures necessitates that more than 10 pages out of 900 be dedicated to this subject. Also, there is little if any coverage on 3-dimensional stress, plate and shell theory, plasticity, tensors, and a ton of other stuff that is not overly complex, but is used everywhere in the real world. I don't care how "elementary" the book claims to be. If it's over 900 pages, it should cover these important topics. Maybe someday we'll have more practicing engineers writing textbooks -- textbooks that treat real life problems, rather than fictional, academic idealizations.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great introductory text for strength of materials
    I was surprised at how clear and thorough this book was. I read almost the entire book (left out just a number of sections), and if you're like me and need to know the proofs for the engineering models, then this is great. It explained derivations, equation limitations, and problem-solving methods in a very satisfying way - I can honestly say that, because of this book, I have a better appreciation for how engineering methods are developed. Assuming you've studied differential equations and statics, then this book will be just right for you.

    All the problems have solutions in the back, which was very helpful. However, occasionally I ran into problems that I needed detailed solutions to, so you might need to see your professor about those. Also, I have a strong feeling that maybe 3-4 problems out of the ~100 that I did had wrong or oversimplified solutions- but I could be wrong, or I used different approximation methods. So not counting that tiny minority of aggravating problems, this book is both pleasantly informative and challenging, and it made me continue to like engineering, unlike some other books/classes I've used/taken.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mechanics of Materials
    I bought this book as a supplement to my old school text because an engineer can never have enough good resouces in the working world. I chose it after much research as it was well recommended as THE BOOK to have. I have found it to be an excellent reference book. Most all the homework problems have answers in the back as a check. The publishing and editing qualities are excellent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Job and Service
    Thank you for the book and getting it to me asap. ... Read more

    2. Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain
    by Warren C. Young, RichardBudynas
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    Asin: 007072542X
    Catlog: Book (2001-09-13)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 46204
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Solutions-based approach to quick calculations in structural element design and analysis

    Now updated with 30% new material, Roark Formulas for Stress and Strain, Seventh Edition, is the ultimate resource for designers, engineers, and analysts who need to calculate loads and stress. This landmark reference from Warren Young and Richard Budynas provides you with equations and diagrams of structural properties in an easy-to-use, thumb-through format. Updated, with a user-friendly page layout, this new edition includes expanded coverage of joints, bearing and shear stress, experimental stress analysis, and stress concentrations, as well as material behavior coverage and stress and strain measurement. You’ll also find expanded tables and cases; improved notations and figures in the tables; consistent table and equation numbering; and verification of correction factors. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Exelente libro, todo ingeniero Mecanico Debe tener Uno
    Excelente para consegir la mayoria de las formulas relacionadas con calculos de esfuerzo y deformacion. Contiene cantidad de referencias para cada caso, de ser necesario rpofundizar mas en el tema. Lo recomiendo ampliamente, lo utilizo en todos mis calculos estructurales.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Roark's has been not been improved
    The book is now twice the thickness of the 6th Edition book. This makes opening and keeping open the book much more difficult. Also the paper type chosen makes it difficult to turn the pages.

    I highly recommend keeping the sixth edition until they figure what is truly important to Structural/Mechanical Engineer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every structural engineer should have a copy.
    A very usefull reference book for the practising structural or mechanical engineer. However it could be significantly improved by some modernisation and rationalisation ie: removing references out-dated information and references from the 1920's and 1930's,etc. Also by standardising variables and equations, eg: the variable for the width of a section may be 'b' in one chapter 'd' in another, also 'tw' may represent flange thickness rather than web thickness, etc. The book examples are all in U.S. (lbs, feet) units, annoying the European (N, m) user, and may start on one page, then be interupted by 20 pages of tables before continuing on. So the general layout could do with being significantly improved.

    4-0 out of 5 stars still crazy after all this years.....
    R&Y's publication, which I became aware of in 1986 is stillan amazing collection of engineering formulas in statics, stability,dynamics and thermal calculations. The IFE uses ANSYS FEA technologyesp. for complex geometries and nonlinear issues: but once in a whilewe appreciate R&Y's work to retain contact to quantities and forthe insight (wrt dimensioning) which interaction with formulas cangive.

    R&Y's text sections give much insight, the section onstrenght of materials terminology can be useful (learn - refresh) aswell as the brief immersion into experimental issues.

    Frank ExiusIFE BONN Germany...

    5-0 out of 5 stars the search stops here
    this book has all the possible formulae for all the possible loadings on all the possible types of sections an engineer will ever encounter! a must for the practicing engineer. ... Read more

    3. Piping and Pipeline Engineering: Design, Construction, Maintenance, Integrity, and Repair (Mechanical Engineering (Marcell Dekker))
    by G.A. Antaki, G. A. ANTAKI
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    Asin: 0824709640
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
    Publisher: Marcel Dekker
    Sales Rank: 1045446
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    Offering the fundamental qualitative steps vital to any successful piping and pipeline activity, this book pairs real world practices with textbook theory to depict proper piping and pipeline construction, integrity, and maintenance—highlighting the quantitative details, calculations, and techniques essential to support competent decisions for plant piping systems and pipelines. ... Read more

    4. Mechanics of Materials (6th Edition)
    by Russell C. Hibbeler
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    Asin: 013191345X
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-12)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 19807
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This clear, comprehensive presentation discusses both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials. It examines the physical behavior of materials under load, then proceeds to model this behavior to development theory. Combines a fluid writing style, cohesive organization, outstanding illustrations, and dynamic use of exercises, examples, and free body diagrams. Offers a four-color, photorealistic art program. Features Hibbeler's hallmark triple-accuracy checking and Procedures for Analysis sections. Available at the same price as the fifth edition. A useful, thorough reference for engineers.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hibbeler - Best man ever
    If it wasn't for Hibbeler, and his awesome text books, engineering would be much more difficult. If you take a course that has a Hibbeler text book, you learn more from reading the text than what you do going to class

    4-0 out of 5 stars a first course in mechanics
    Hibbeler offers an undergraduate text for the mechanical engineering student. The materials studied are solids, not fluids. The discussion starts with the simplest case of treating the bodies as totally rigid. Then we see a development of Newtonian mechanics, commencing with statics. No net velocities, in some obvious reference frame.

    But even in this simple case, Hibbeler shows the student how to find the balance of forces in such archetypal instances as beams.

    Later, he talks about how solids can to varying extents resist stresses. Be these longitudinal or torsional stresses. The resultant stress-strain relationships are a fundamental concept in mechanics, and the student should be able to follow the treatment quite adequately. ... Read more

    5. Engineering Materials : Properties and Selection (8th Edition)
    by Ken Budinski, Michael K. Budinski
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    Asin: 0131837796
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-09)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 427417
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    Co-authored by Kenneth G. Budinski and Michael K. Budinski, his son, with over 50 years of combined industry experience in the field, this practical, understandable introduction to engineering materials theory and industry-standard selection practices provides readers with the working knowledge to (1) make an informed selection of materials for engineering applications and (2) correctly specify materials on drawings and purchasing documents. Encompassing all significant material systems—metals, ceramics, plastics, and composites—this text incorporates the most up-to-date information on material usage and availability, addresses the increasingly global nature of the field, and reflects the suggestions of numerous adopters of previous editions. Within the four major material categories, this edition includes specific coverage of international metal buying, plastic families, “survivor” ceramics, and composite coatings. Other topics include surface engineering; tribology (friction, wear and lubrication); material properties; cemented carbides; steel making; heat treating; and corrosion—including a treatment of electrochemistry. Appropriate for all materials engineers.

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    6. Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors, 2nd Edition
    by Walter D.Pilkey
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    Asin: 0471538493
    Catlog: Book (1997-04-18)
    Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
    Sales Rank: 61409
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A complete revision of the definitive work on the subject of stress concentration. This new edition updates all of the graphics with computer-generated art which incorporates both a visual representation of the product/structure under consideration along with the graph of the stress concentration factors. Contains extensive material on how to perform computer analyses for stress concentrations and how to design to reduce them. A "quick-finder" feature has been provided for locating frequently used charts. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Guide to Stress Risers and Other Structural Phenomena
    Absolutely essential book for anybody interested in stresses in notched bodies; structural analysts who like to use the 'back of the envelope', finite element analysts, fracture mechanicists; designers in aerospace, rail, heavy machinery, light machinery, medical devices, almost anything you can name. Book has been updated from the original; even if you have the original edition, this 2nd edition is well worth having for your engineering reference library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT BOOK
    This is an excellent book. I found the book to be extremely informative and thoghtfully written. I recommend this book for anyone that is interested in applications of stress and strain analysis.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors, 2nd Edition
    The definitive book of stress concentration factors...updated from Peterson's original edition. This is the ultimate source for aerospace engineers dealing with design and analysis. Other engineering disciplines should find it equally useful. The book is more compact, yet thicker than the original but the the figures are very clear and readable. Explanations appear much the same. ... Read more

    7. Aluminum Structures : A Guide to Their Specifications and Design
    by J. RandolphKissell, Robert L.Ferry
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    Asin: 0471019658
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-10)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 340895
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    On the First Edition:
    "The book is a success in providing a comprehensive introduction to the use of aluminum
    structures . . . contains lots of useful information."
    -Materials & Manufacturing Processes
    "A must for the aluminum engineer. The authors are to be commended for their painstaking work."
    -Light Metal Age
    Technical guidance and inspiration for designing aluminum structures
    Aluminum Structures, Second Edition demonstrates how strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for engineering and architecture professionals. Keyed to the revised Specification for Aluminum Structures of the 2000 edition of the Aluminum Design Manual, it provides quick look-up tables for design calculations; examples of recently built aluminum structures-from buildings to bridges; and a comparison of aluminum to other structural materials, particularly steel. Topics covered include:
    * Structural properties of aluminum alloys
    * Aluminum structural design for beams, columns, and tension members
    * Extruding and other fabrication techniques
    * Welding and mechanical connections
    * Aluminum structural systems, including space frames, composite members, and plate structures
    * Inspection and testing
    * Load and resistance factor design
    * Recent developments in aluminum structures
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and Des
    An excellent, practically oriented primer on aluminum structural design.

    5-0 out of 5 stars how much concerned about "architetural" alum. structure?

    8. The Science and Engineering of Materials (with CD-ROM)
    by Donald R. Askeland, Pradeep P. Phulé
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    Asin: 0534953735
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-13)
    Publisher: Thomson-Engineering
    Sales Rank: 85783
    Average Customer Review: 2.86 out of 5 stars
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    This text provides an understanding of the relationship between structure, processing, and properties of materials. By selecting the appropriate topics from this wealth of material, instructors can emphasize metals, provide a general overview of materials, concentrate on mechanical behavior, or focus on physical properties. Since the book has more material than is needed for a one-semester course, students will also have a useful reference for subsequent courses in manufacturing, materials, design, or materials selection. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars The best intro materials book
    Compared to Callister and Ashby, and here's why.

    I agree with arthem, that this book doesn't go into enough detail for the person that wants to know "why". But it's not supposed to. It is by no means a chemistry book, so you have to have a SOLID chemistry background/understanding/feeling or you might have a hard time. It takes more of the "cookbook", need-to-know, macroscopic approach, whereas Callister is more of the theory. My first materials course used the Askeland book, and the third used Callister, and I found it effective to get the overview, then go into the "why" details later. My TA's and Prof's hated Askeland's style, but I don't think they appreciated what it brought to the table....understanding. Understand the concept (i.e. more carbon makes steel stronger), then learn why.

    Either of them are better than Ashby. I'd write a review on Ashby's books, but that means to be fair I'd have to dig them out, and I'm hoping rats ate them. Too bad too, my profs were rather fond of Ashby.

    I have to reserve a star for this book, because with a little more info it would be that much better. That, and I remember as a student, the problems were tough, tougher than the text prepared you for.

    Which reminds me, my exam questions frequently came out of this text in subsequent classes. Ironic since the prof's hated this book. hmm.

    2-0 out of 5 stars An awful text book
    I just completed a course in materials science using the 4th edition and have been appalled by the poor quality of the book (spiffy cover artwork aside).

    The book is full of generalizations that impart no significant understanding of the topics treated. Commonly, the book will simply assert that X causes Y without any physical justification as to WHY. Illustratively, when the book touches upon atomic structure, it uses a figure depicting the Bohr model of the atom without any reference to this being a simplification, nor any reference to the "actual" character of atomic orbitals.

    Additionally, the book is rife with poorly worded problems which are accompanied by answers that seeminly have no correspondence to their respective problems. I did not do a single problem set from the book without finding at least one problem where the answer was just plain wrong. A particularly amusing instance was the assignment of units of area to a dimensionless answer (and NO, the quantity wasn't right, either).


    2-0 out of 5 stars Obtuse and too often scanty
    The primary feature of Askeland's text is in the speed with which its sections can be read. Unfortunately, this is due to the lack of necessary detail. Difficult concepts are often glossed over, while simpler topics receive undue attention. The example problems don't seem as relevant as they might be, and certainly bear more strongly on the author's skills than on the student's.

    I may be unfairly comparing this book with Callister's "Materials Science and Engineering," but given the choice of either as a reference source, I would hesitate to choose Askeland. If you are stuck with the Askeland text for a course, but really need to understand material behavior, then invest in the Callister book as a backup - it will greatly enhance your understanding.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to Understand
    The text starts with an introduction to crystal structures that is needlessly complicated and do not give the student any sort of explanation as to how crystal structures relate to the topics dicussed later in the text. The questions at the end of each chapter are considerably more difficult than the sample problems in the chapter, making it very tough to learn from if the student is trying to learn solely from the book. Orange highlights are hard to read.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Vague
    This book covers the brosd spectrum of material science one would expect from an intro level materials class. The book is not valuable as a reference because it has a poor index. The chapter review questions on design are very vague and open ended. If you are looking for a reference book, look elswhere. If you need this for a class then I hope you have a good teacher. ... Read more

    9. Modern Plastics Handbook
    by Charles A. Harper
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    Asin: 0070267146
    Catlog: Book (2000-03-24)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 93056
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    State-of-the-art guide to plastic product design, manufacture and application.Edited by Charles A. Harper and sponsored by Modern Plastics, the industry's most prestigious trade magazine, Modern Plastics Handbook packs a wealth of up-to-date knowledge about plastics processes, forms and formulations, design, equipment, testing and recycling. This A-to-Z guide keeps you on top of:*Properties and performance of thermoplastics, polymer blends...thermosets, reinforced plastics and composites...natural and synthetic elastomers *Processes from extrusion, injection and blow molding to thermoforming, foam processing, hand lay-up and filament winding, and many, many more * finishing and bonding...coatings and finishes, subjects difficult to find treated elsewhere in print*More! ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Modern Plastics Handbook
    It is another useful for anyone who is dealing with plastics. Clear explanation and information. ... Read more

    10. Encyclopedia of the Elements : Technical Data - History - Processing - Applications
    by PerEnghag
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    Asin: 3527306668
    Catlog: Book (2004-09-24)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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    Famous for its history of numerous element discoverers, Sweden is the origin of this comprehensive encyclopedia of the elements.

    It provides both an important database for professionals as well as detailed reading ranging from historical facts, discoverers' portraits, color plates of mineral types, natural occurrences, and industrial figures right up to winning and refining processes, biological roles and applications in modern chemistry, engineering and industry.

    Elemental data is presented in fact tables that include numerous physical and thermodynamic properties, isotope lists, radiation absorption characteristics, NMR parameters, and others. Further pertinent data is supplied in additional tables throughout the text.

    Originally published in Swedish in three volumes from 1998 to 2000, the contents have been revised and expanded by the author for this English edition. ... Read more

    11. Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials
    by ZaferGürdal, Raphael T.Haftka, PrabhatHajela
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    Asin: 047125276X
    Catlog: Book (1999-01-14)
    Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
    Sales Rank: 604234
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Expand your design horizons with a thorough, integrated knowledge of laminate mechanics and design optimization techniques

    Offering a thorough treatment of both contemporary design optimization techniques and the mechanics of composite laminates, Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials broadens engineers' design horizons by providing them with the information they need to take full advantage of this important class of composite materials. Intended to serve as an undergraduate- to graduate-level course text or a professional reference for practicing engineers, it features a rational, integrated presentation, supplemented with case examples, practice exercises, and valuable programming tips. Important features include:
    * An integrated approach to the analysis and design of laminated composites
    * Selected optimization methods that are suited to the design of laminates with discrete thickness and orientation angles
    * Guidelines on getting the most out of numerical and graphical software applications for laminate optimization problems
    * A companion Web site containing valuable Mathematica(TM)-based programs and helpful tutorials:
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
    Good book, simple and clear. Most interesting graphical solution procedures and genetic algorithm optmization. If you are in optimization field, you must have it!
    p.s. Got one from Dr. Gurdal. He is my major professor!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Well done
    The book reminds me of an all-time classic, "Mechanics of Composite Materials" by Robert M. Jones. ... Read more

    12. Textiles (9th Edition)
    by Sara J. Kadolph, Anna L. Langford
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    Asin: 0130254436
    Catlog: Book (2001-05-21)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 318803
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent insight for Seamstress
    I had been searching through all of the sewing books I could find to learn more about the nature of fabric and fibers...and everything I could possibly want to know was here, and more. Absolutely fascinating. It is a textbook, but was written clearly enough that anyone with an interest in the area can easily understand it. I've been teaching classes to costumers and members of the local American Sewing Guild, who are equally impressed with the knowledge we got from this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Connecting Textiles and Science
    I use this book as the text for teaching a basic textiles course for sophmores. This text provides a sound foundation for students understanding the textiles and the science foundations that are the base for predicting textile performance. Every line is packed with information; there is no fluff in this book. If you want to understand WHY textiles and textile products perform in specific ways, this is the book to buy. ... Read more

    13. Elements of X-Ray Diffraction (3rd Edition)
    by B.D. Cullity, S.R. Stock, Stuart Stock
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    Asin: 0201610914
    Catlog: Book (2001-02-05)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 100350
    Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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    Intended to acquaint the reader with the theory of x-ray diffraction, the experimental methods involved, and the main applications. The book is a collection of principles and methods stressing X-ray diffraction rather than metallurgy. The book is written entirely in terms of the Bragg law and can be read without any knowledge of the reciprocal lattice. It is divided into three main parts—Fundamentals; experimental methods; and applications.Designed for beginners, not as a reference tool for the advanced reader. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly Edited Edition
    Cullity's expostion of x-ray diffraction is excellent, but the third edition, as noted by other reviewers, is missing all chapter specific references. If you're interested in this title, try to find a copy of the second edition.

    1-0 out of 5 stars disappointing
    The 2nd Edition of "Elements of X-ray Diffraction" by B.D. Cullity ranks among the best introductory books ever written on the subject. When I bought this 3rd edition I hoped to obtain a book of similar standards. However, exchanging chapter titles (to less meaningful descriptors) and a mere renumbering of chapters and appendices (leaving nearly the complete body of the 2nd edition unchanged) was far from my expectations. I have sincere doubts, if the few brief sections added in this 3rd edition provide much useful information for a newcomer. Somehow, I feel they destroy the integrity of an old well-written text. Above all the publisher obviously did a poor job: The pages with "Chapter references" were completely lost somehow (they amounted to 9 pages in the 2nd edition) and are dearly missed whenever a reader wants to dwell a little bit deeper into the subject and use the citations provided in the text. If you want to go for a good introductory text on X-ray diffraction then choose the 2nd edition. Although based on knowledge of the sixties, and thus slightly old-fashioned, it still makes the point in a consistent and scholarly way. Let's hope the 2nd edition will be available for some time.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This book is very terrible...
    Of course, This title is very great book for second edition. but third edition is very terrible book.

    Stuart Stock is made gabaging about third edition.

    because, so many misstake editing and Things have become topsy-turvy.

    and so lost chapter reference.

    and second edition is composed 3 parts

    but third edition is not yet.

    Why do you editing this?

    I'm not understanding it...

    1-0 out of 5 stars very sucking book
    first, this book is not include chapter reference ,it is very terrable thing. second, This book is so many include chapter better 2nd edition. but, it is confuse the order

    third, How do thing!!! This book is $105.00. very expensive but it is substitute Editing for this book.

    Cullity's book is, I believe, one of the most interesting books I've ever come across. Let me explain why...if you know diffraction at the level of the Ewald sphere, reciprocal lattice, point and space groups at least, you would realize that Dr. Cullity has very effectively accomplished the task of introducing the reader to almost all applied aspects of x-ray diffraction without ever mentioned the landmarks of the subject! In this book, you would barely find any word on real space vs. reciprocal space, their relationship by the Fourier Transform etc.; the necessary fundamentals are given at such an elementary level, that it requires barely any background beyond Phys 101. In all fairness, to reduce a very complex phenomenon to an easily understandible level certainly requires a lot of creativity as well as competence. The book's first two chapters efficiently summarize what a person needs to know as a bare minimum to later learn the specific techniques to analyze materials by x-ray diffraction. The remainder of the book is devoted to experimental methods which are very effectively presented and thoroughly discussed. To make the long story short, this book is for the handyman not for the scientist whose special interest might be in x-ray crystallography or x-ray diffraction. If you want to have an idea as to what kind of information can be obtained (ranging from lattice parameter determination to quantitative phase analysis) using x-ray diffraction to study of solids, then this book is for you... ... Read more

    14. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
    by Bruce R.Munson, Donald F.Young, Theodore H.Okiishi
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    Asin: 047144250X
    Catlog: Book (2001-11-29)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 31943
    Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    • Greater number of solved examples than most competing texts.
    • Good emphasis on practical problems, and 25% new homework problems.
    • Early introduction of Bernoulli Equation.
    • Each example problem is completely solved using a problem statement, detailed solution and often giving a brief discussion of related principles from real life situations. This practical problem solving methodology is used to promote students' reasoning skills.
    • E-Text. Each new copy of the fourth edition includes a free CD-ROM containing the e-Text-the entire print component of the book in searchable PDF format, plus additional material not in the print version.
    • Fluid Mechanics Phenomena brings fluid mechanics to life! A series of 80 short video segments on the CD illustrate various aspects of real-world fluid mechanics. The videos are linked within the e-Text directly to those sections and problems that will most benefit from these illustrations:
      • Many of the segments show how fluid motion relates to familiar devices and everyday experiences.
      • Each segment also clearly indicates the key fluid mechanics topic being demonstrated and provides a description of the content.
    • Review Problems with Complete Solutions. Each chapter in the e-Text provides students with 10-20 review problems that link directly to complete detailed solutions for extra guidance in problem-solving. In addition, the review problems are identified by the basic principle they demonstrate, allowing students easy reference to areas they need to review.
    • Lab Problems. The e-Text contains 30 extended laboratory problems that involve actual experimental data for simple experiments often found in introductory fluid mechanics labs. The data for these problems is provided in Excel format.
    • Key Words and Topics. Each chapter contains a list of key words and topics. Within the e-Text, the key words and topics are linked directly to where those concepts are explained in the chapter. Great for studying-think flashcards!
    • Summary sentences. A brief summary sentence on each page of the text.An effective reference and resource to students, these sentences help students locate discussions of important concepts.Used as a study tool, the summary sentences guide students to key concept that students need to understand and encourage them to read the text rather than relying on worked out examples.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book for people who really want to learn theory
    In my course of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Brasília (UnB) I've been studying this subject through McDonald and Fox's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and I really think that Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics is the best choice for people who really want to learn the theory . Besides that Mcdonald and Fox's is better in terms of exercises

    4-0 out of 5 stars Say CD..eeeeee....
    The best thing about this book is the in-depth soultions to extra problems found only in the CD. So be sure to ask for the CD that accompanies the book; on top of that you get a solid fluid mechanics book that will support you through your fluid classes. A foundational understanding in fluids will also help in classes like Heat Transfer where most of the information is building on information learned in fluids. Good book, good examples, I like a lot of one of the author's (Okiishi) stuff.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Dont rely only on this book
    If you are cursed with a poor professor and are forced to use the book to teach yourself the material, you will be sorely dissapointed. First of all, the book is extremely wordy and very complicated to understand. You are given a ton of equations when they talk about a topic but you almost always find no use for the majority of them. I find the later chaptersespecially to be all math oriented and I found fewer and fewer real world problems to help study for the exams which had real world questions. In general, I was very dissapointed with the book.

    The study guide that accompanes the book is actually fairly decent and succint if not too short and they sometimes dont show important equations

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the student of Mechanical Engineering
    This book is excellent for the engineering student. I recommend it for the beginning student of fluid mechanics or for the advanced student wishing to refresh his/her knowledge of fluid mechanics. The collaborative effort by the authors produce a beautifully explained text. The material is clear and concise and the additional software included with the book is of great use for illustrating important concepts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for Fluid engineering students
    This is a highly recommended fluid textbook for students interested in pursuing Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering. The inclusive of the CD-ROM which includes the e-text, videos and step by step solution to some review problems is an addition to what other fluid textbooks recommended by my university don't have.

    The explanations of every topic is reader friendly and allows student to grasp the concept easily ... Read more

    15. Boundary-Layer Theory
    by Hermann Schlichting, Klaus Gersten, Egon Krause, Katherine Mayes, Herbert, Jr. Oertel
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    Asin: 3540662707
    Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
    Publisher: Springer-Verlag
    Sales Rank: 403308
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A new edition of the almost legendary textbook by Schilchting completely revised by Klaus Gersten is now available. This book presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechhanics, with emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). It contains the latest knowledge of the subject based on a thorough review of the literature over the past 15 years. Yet again, it will be an indispensable source of inexhaustible information for students of fluid mechanics and engineers alike. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-have Book for Fluid Mechanics Researchers!
    This is the best and the most classical fluid mechanics book that i have read. Read it through carefully and you will get much from it. Reading it from time to time can give you many new knowledge every time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Applause
    An excellent resource. A tough act to follow for any other author of BLT books.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another ChE classic!
    This book is as much as a classic as BSL's "Transport Phenomena" (the bible) - it surely is a "holy" book to me! ... Read more

    16. Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design
    by Michael Ashby, Kara Johnson
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    Asin: 0750655542
    Catlog: Book (2002-12)
    Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
    Sales Rank: 65517
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    The history of man is recorded, recovered and remembered through the designs he created and the materials he used.Materials are the stuff of design, and today is not the age of just one material, but of an immense range.

    Best selling author M. F. Ashby guides the reader through the process of selecting materials on the basis of their design suitability.He and co-author Kara Johnson begin with the assumption that products in a given market sector have little to distinguish between them in either performance or cost.When many technically near-equivalent products compete, market share is won or lost by the industrial design of a product: its visual and tactile attributes, the associations it carries, the image it creates in the consumer's mind and the quality of its interface with the use and the environment.

    Ashby and Johnson address the problem of selecting materials for industrial design from a unique viewpoint.They acknowledge that materials have two overlapping roles, in technical design and in industrial design. The technical designer has ready access to materials information.Industrial designers often do not have equivalent support.

    Materials Selection in Industrial Design presents groundbreaking new information that, on one hand introduces engineering students to the principles of Industrial Design and to the idea that the selection of materials can directly affect the aesthetic qualities of the object.On the other hand they introduce industrial design students and practising industrial designers to engineering parameters through an accessible and holistic approach.

    *Easy to use systematic approach to the selection and uses of materials

    *Many excellent attribute "maps" are included which enable complex comparative information to be readily grasped

    *Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout aid the understanding of concepts
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
    Amazing new perspective on matials and design! A must for any inspired designer/Product Manager.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Individual chapters address multidimensional issues
    Collaboratively written by Mike Ashby (Professor, Engineering Department, Cambridge University) and design materials expert Kara Johnson, Materials And Design: The Art And Science Of Material Selection In Product Design is a thoroughly "user friendly" instructional guide to the scientific and systematic crafting of products from a variety of materials. Individual chapters address multidimensional issues, shaping joints and surfaces, rules of thumb for selecting certain materials over others, and much more in express, college-level detail. Enhanced throughout with full color photography and numerous illustrations, Materials And Design is strongly recommended as an extensive, superbly organized and presented, instructional resource and professional level reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to design, materials, and processes
    I teach product design at Ohio State to students from several engineering disciplines, and this latest book from Prof. Mike Ashby is exactly what I've been looking for. It gives an overview of product design from the perspective of the industrial designer, something engineering students need to appreciate. More importantly, it also provides a wealth of useful data on a wide range of materials and fabrication processes. In addition, each chapter has a thorough annotated reference list - valuable to anyone just entering the field. All this, and it's a beautiful example of book design, in the bargain. Regrettably, it suffers a bit from a lack of proofreading, as many books seem to these days. ... Read more

    17. Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
    by Michael Ashby
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    Asin: 0750661682
    Catlog: Book (2005-01-26)
    Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
    Sales Rank: 215801
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Understanding materials, their properties and behaviour is fundamental to engineering design, and a key application of materials science. Written for all students of engineering, materials science and design, this book describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available. Fully revised and expanded for its third edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognised as one of the leading texts available, and offers readers a unique and genuinely innovative resource.

    Fully revised and expanded for this third edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognised as one of the leading texts, and provides a unique and genuinely innovative resource.

    Features new to this edition
    New chapters on topics including process selection, material and shape selection, design of hybrid materials, environmental factors and industrial design.
    Online tutor resources -- fully worked Instructor's Manual, full color materials selection charts, image bank for lecture presentations.
    Reader-friendly approach and attractive, easy to use two-colour presentation.
    The methods developed in the book are implemented in Granta Design's widely used CES Educational software.

    Materials are introduced through their properties; materials selection charts (now available on line) capture the important features of all materials, allowing rapid retrieval of information and application of selection techniques. Merit indices, combined with charts, allow optimisation of the materials selection process. Sources of material property data are reviewed and approaches to their use are given. Material processing and its influence on the design are discussed. New chapters on environmental issues, industrial engineering and materials design are included, as are new worked examples, exercise materials and a separate, online Instructor's Manual. New case studies have been developed to further illustrate procedures and to add to the practical implementation of the text.

    *The new edition of the leading materials selection text
    *Expanded and fully revised throughout, with new material on key emerging topics, an even more student-friendly approach, and attractive, easy to use two-colour presentation
    *Improved tutor resources, plus supporting online materials and Instructor's Manual
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Teacher & Engineering
    It is a very good one. I would recommend to buy if you could afford the price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great information -- several typos, however
    The graphs and data provide a lot of good information but the book has several typos in key areas which lead to many hours of frustration. Also, I wish the book was offered in hardcover.I appreciate the desire to keep the costs low for the students, but a book like this will be life long resource for working engineers and I don't feel that the book will hold up well over the years with a soft cover.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable!
    As a student in Materials Science and Engineering, this book has again and again been a priceless resource.It contains data and references which are clearly presented and precisely commented, and I often catch myself looking up the graphs or the appendices to find the solution to a particular problem.The Case Studies are very instructive and sometimes even amusing to read; they always reinforce a point previously made and give the reader a sense of history for the object in question (telephone, hair dryer, etc.).But the book doesn't stop at purely functional design; it also covers aesthetic aspects with the motto: "Good design works; excellent design also gives pleasure." This is a pleasing book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Major Design Tool
    Ashby's compilation of data and explanation of methodology is excellent and results in a must read for technical persons who will be involved with the selection of materials for design.The numerous material chartsincluded are invaluable when trying to compare, and ultimately decide upon,different materials for a design.Also, the example cases presentedcompliment and help explain the different approaches to selecting the mostsuitable material for a given design.

    Overall the book is easy to readand a good addition to the office or home. ... Read more

    18. A Working Guide to Process Equipment
    by Norman P. Lieberman, Elizabeth T. Lieberman
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    Asin: 0071390871
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-06)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 240301
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Working Guide to Process Equipment, 2nd Ed. carefully and clearly explains all the basic technical issues that you need to know to trouble-shoot most process equipment problems. This guide contains a wealth of useful diagnostic tips, worked-out calculations, practical examples, and informative illustrations to help you quickly pinpoint trouble and repair typical malfunctions in: Trayed and packed distillation towers; Natural and forced reboilers; Partial and total condensers; Steam systems and deaerators; Vaccuum systems; Fired heaters; Shell and tube heat exchangers; Centrifugal compressors; Gas turbines and reciprocating engines; Centrifugal pumps and motor drivers.

    In no time at all, this essential problem-solving manual will become your most trusted on-the-job tool for dealing effectively wtih costly equipment malfunctions. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for students/interns and young process engineers!
    I'm a summer intern in an oil refinery and few of my tasks were to rerate exchangers, fin fan coolers, etc., and I didn't have any experience whatsoever! They don't teach at school how this equipment works in a process context and if you don't have a clue on what you're doing, this is the best book to refer to. It is very elementary, but at the same time, it can be very specific. It goes through fundamental steps for troubleshooting general processes as well as clear explanations of how most of the equipment in the industry work. Highly recommended at any level!

    5-0 out of 5 stars How Process Equipment Works
    As a licensed professional engineer and consultant in the Houston, TX area, I found this to be an excellent and useful book. It simplifies and demystifies fundamental chemical engineering principals and effectively illustrates how theory applies to understanding the root cause/s of real world plant operating problems.

    The Lieberman's also do a fine job of making the book interesting to read through the use of non-process plant related anecdotes. These anecdotes help the reader understand the principals presented by drawing upon experiences and situations common to everyday life.

    I highly recommend this book to engineers of all experience levels who work in the petroleum refining and chemical process industries. ... Read more

    19. Nanophysics and Nanotechnology : An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience
    by Edward L.Wolf
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    Asin: 3527404074
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-19)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 137626
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    Providing the first self-contained introduction to the physical concepts, techniques and applications of nanotechnology, this is of interest to readers grounded in college chemistry and physics. As such, it is suitable for students and professionals of engineering, science, and materials science and to research workers of varied backgrounds in the interdisciplinary areas that make up nanotechnology.
    The author covers the spectrum from the latest examples of nanoscale systems, quantum concepts and effects, self-assembled nanosystems, manufacturing, scanning probe methods of observation and fabrication, to single-electron and molecular electronics. In so doing, he not only comprehensively presents the scientific background, but also concludes with a look at the long-term outcomes.
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    20. On Solid Ground : Strategies for Teaching Reading K-3
    by Sharon Taberski
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    Asin: 0325002274
    Catlog: Book (2000-03-07)
    Publisher: Heinemann
    Sales Rank: 62005
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    On Solid Ground is informed by current thinking, yet loaded with advice, booklists, ready-to-use reproducibles, and - of course - the words and work of real children. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Language Arts Strategies Every Teacher Should Know
    Sharon Taberski really offers practical, useful, and inspriring information that all teachers need. If you are a new teacher she will provide useful ideas that can be used in all primary classrooms. If you are a seasoned teacher, she will re-energize you and provide new techniques to make teaching reading more interesting. Plus I love the fact that she stresses reading expository texts, this is truly essential in todays NCLB environment where standardized testing emphasizes expository texts. Sharon also does amazing things with her folders, you have to read it in order to truly appreciate it. I almost forgot to mention the reproducibles, even if you don't read the book, buy it for the reproducibles and the folder organizing ideas.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Teachers in Grades k-3
    I have used the theories and practices from this book more than any other professional book I've read. I'm reading it now for the third time. Sharon Taberski's style of teaching is how I aspire to teach. Each time I reread a part of this book and apply something new, I get a little closer. I would recommend this book to new and experienced teachers!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Professional Book I' ve Ever Read about the Process
    I have read dozens of professional books, but the difference between Sharon's and the others was that I came back to hers three times. And even though I've been teaching over a dozen years, Sharon has helped to clarify even further the hows and whys of helping all kinds of learners to read and write. She certainly comes across as a very hard working, skilled and successful individual. And yet, as mentioned in the forward by her own principal, Sharon makes the whole process seem really simple. I can't wait to get back to work and adapt some of her ideas to my own as she herself encourages the reader to do. I'm so glad I found this one, and I'm sure you will be too!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cut to the Chase
    This book truly does speak to both the new as well as the seasoned teacher. What I appreciated the most was the author's ability to "cut to the chase" in the area of teaching reading. I am especially excited about using the reading folder she uses to store both teacher assessments and student responses to reading. The section on what the "other kids are doing" while the teacher is working with a guided group was extremely valuable as was her description of SSR. I knew something wasn't quite right with my class SSR time, and this book not only identified the problem but provided a logical and do-able alternative. Whether a teacher is new and needs the basics of teaching literacy or is experienced and needs help pulling out what are the best teaching practices, this book is superb!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful and Affirming
    Sharon Taberski has shared some "real" teacher strategies for facilitating the reading process in the primary classroom. Sharon not only shares real ideas and strategies, but because she is a real teacher, also affirms the great work we all do each day. Sharon and some of her colleagues from the Manhattan New School have visited my school district in Dublin, Ohio. They are truly amazing people and if you are unfamiliar with their work, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! It is excellent. ... Read more

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