Excellent books on topics of metals, and the chemisty of corrosion , nondestructive examination or NDT (nondestructive testing), metallurgy of steels, failures of materials and materials.
Materials – The beginning is considered by some to have started with the Bronze Age. The Egyptians used iron when the Pharaohs ruled from Egypt. The fundamental industrial back bone of materials is from mining and metallurgy from a 19th and 20th century with an emphasis on metals. The evolution of technology brings the expansion beyond metallurgy with plastics, semiconductors, biomaterials, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, magnetic materials, and biological materials.
The science of materials requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of materials covering properties of matter from a science and chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering perspectives with supporting studies of applied physics and chemistry. To learn more about chemistry click here!