Physical Properties of Materials, Second Edition
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In this completely revised and updated second edition, Mary Anne White presents a discussion of materials sustainability, a description of crystalline structures, and an overview of current and recent developments, including graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanocomposites, magnetocaloric effect, and spintronics. Along with a new capstone tutorial on the materials science of cymbals, this edition contains more than 60 new end-of-chapter problems, bringing the total to 300 problems.

This companion website from CRC Press provides updates to the further reading sections, links to relevant podcasts for each chapter, video demonstrations, and additional problems. It also offers sources of demonstration materials for lectures and PowerPoint slides of figures from the book.

Further Reading


  • Provides comments and tutorials that illustrate the role of materials, including a new capstone tutorial on the materials science of cymbals
  • Includes updated references at the end of each chapter
  • Contains 300 end-of-chapter problems, with more than 60 new to the second edition
  • Introduces the principles of materials science through an atomic and molecular approach
  • Solutions manual and Electronic figure files available upon qualifying course adoption.


"I am very impressed with the text. This text provides wonderful coverage of many of the basic properties of materials that we care about as scientists and as engineers." - Professor Paul C. Canfield, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
"All told, this is an excellent book to base an introductory Materials course on, or to read for pleasure by scientists in other fields who wish to riffle through an excellent survey of what Materials Science has become today." - Professor Martin Moskovits, University of California, Santa Barbara