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Supporting and Complementing Undergraduate Materials Science Teaching: Callister-based Courses and CES EduPack

Supporting and Complementing Undergraduate Materials Science Teaching: Callister-based Courses and CES EduPack

Mike. F. Ashby(1), Hannah Melia(2), Arlindo Silva(3)

1. Emeritus Professor, Dep. Engineering, Cambridge University, UK
2. Teaching Resources Team Leader, Edu. Division, Granta Design Ltd, Cambridge, UK
3. Senior Materials Education Consultant, Edu. Division, Granta Design Ltd., Cambridge, UK

First published September 2007. 2nd Edition November 2012
© 2012 Granta Design Limited


Materials Science and Engineering can be taught without textbooks, however textbooks like those written by William Callister, Askeland and Fulay, Shackleford, and so on can strengthen a course, significantly enhancing its structure and quality. Materials Science and Engineering: an Introduction from William Callister is one such text; using what is often called a science-led approach. The CES EduPack is designed to complement and support teaching based around all the major textbooks for Materials, for both science-led and design-led approaches. In this paper we will discuss how courses based on Callister's textbook can use CES EduPack. The paper will show explicitly how the two resources can work together to provide an enhanced learning experience. The examples given here however, are also valid for most of the other leading textbooks in the field.

Callister, as we will refer to the textbook by this author, now in its 8th edition, is the primary text used in Materials Science in a large number of Universities around the globe. Building on the success of previous editions, this book continues to provide engineers with a strong understanding of the three primary types of materials and composites, as well as relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical properties. The relationships among processing, structure, properties and performance are explored throughout the chapters.

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