Recommended Texts

Hertzberg, Richard W. Deformation and Fracture Mechanics for Engineering Materials. 4th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 1995. ISBN: 9780471012146.

Livingston, James D. Electronic Properties of Engineering Materials. New York, NY: Wiley, 1999. ISBN: 9780471316275.

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials reader (unavailable)

General References on Electronic Properties

Braithwaite, Nicholas, and Graham Weaver. Electronic Materials. Boston, MA: Butterworth, 1990. ISBN: 9780408028400.

Buchanan, Relva. C. Ceramic Materials for Electronics: Processing, Properties, and Applications. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, 1991. ISBN: 9780824781941.

Hench, L. L., and J. K. West. Principles of Electronic Ceramics. New York, NY: John Wiley, 1990. ISBN: 9780471618218.

Pierret, Robert. F. Semiconductor Device Fundamentals. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN: 9780201543933.

Solymar, Laszlo, and Donald Walsh. Lectures on the Electrical Properties of Materials. 5th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780198562818.

General References on Mechanical Behaviour

Soboyejo, W. Mechanical Properties of Engineered Materials. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN: 9780824789008.

McClintock, Frank A., and Ali S. Argon. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1966.

Courtney, Thomas H. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1990. ISBN: 9780070132658.

Dowling, Norman E. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. 1st ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993. ISBN: 9780135790465.

References on Specific Mechanical Topics

Malvern, Lawrence E. Introduction to the Mechanics of a Continuous Medium. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1997. ISBN: 9780134876030.

Nye, J. F. Physical Properties of Crystals. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1985. ISBN: 9780198511656.

Hull, Derek, and T. W. Clyne. An Introduction to Composite Materials. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780521381901.

Ward, I. M. Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1983. ISBN: 9780471900115.

Hull, Derek, and D. J. Bacon. Introduction to Dislocations. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Pergamon Press, 1984. ISBN: 9780080287218.

Davidge, R. W. Mechanical Behaviour of Ceramics. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1980. ISBN: 9780521293099.

Broek, David. Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 3rd ed. Boston, MA: Springer, 1982. ISBN: 9789024726561.

Lawn, Brian R. Fracture of Brittle Solids. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780521409728.

Suresh, Subra. Fatigue of Materials. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780521570466.

Gibson, Lorna J., and Michael F. Ashby. Cellular Solids: Structure and Properties. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780521495608.

Mechanical properties
1 Elasticity: stress, strain, linear elastic behaviour; measurement of Young's modulus  
2 Elasticity: generalized Hooke's law, strain energy  
3 Elasticity: physical origin of modulus for crystalline and rubbery materials; control of modulus; composites MBM chapter 3
4 Elasticity: thermo-elastic analysis of layered materials; Stoney's formula for thin films on thick substrates  
5 Viscoelasticity: creep and relaxation tests; linear viscoelasticity; Boltzmann superposition principle RWH chapter 6
6 Viscoelasticity: spring-dashpot models, time-temperature equivalence for amorphous polymers, role of diffusion
7 Plasticity: plastic behaviour; data for yield strength; equations of plasticity: yield criteria RWH chapter 2, MBM chapter 7
8 Plasticity: dislocation mechanics
9 Plasticity: mechanism of low temperature plasticity; temperature dependence of yield strength
10 Plasticity: microstructural strengthening mechanisms
11 Fracture: Griffith crack theory; stress analysis of cracks; crack-tip plastic zone size; measurement of fracture toughness RWH chapters 5, 7, MBM chapter 7
12 Materials selection: optimization; material performance indices; materials selection charts; case studies Handout
13 Quiz 1  
Electrical, optical, and magnetic properties
14 Micro to macro: conductivity JDL chapters 1-2
15 Electromagnetic waves in materials
16 Wave-particle duality  
17 Fermi-Dirac, energy levels  
18 Bloch model, band gaps JDL chapters 8-10
19 Metals and insulators  
20 Semiconductors JDL chapters 12, 13, 15, 16.1-16.4
21 Doping and conductivity
22 p-n junctions JDL chapters 16.8-16.9
23 Dielectrics and polarization JDL chapter 3
24 Optical fiber properties JDL chapter 4
25 Magnetic materials JDL chapter 5
26 Quiz 2  

JDL = Livingston, J. D. Electronic Properties of Engineering Materials. Wiley, 1999.

RWH = Hertzberg, R. Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials. 4th ed. John Wiley, 1996.

MBM = Mechanical Behavior of Materials reader (unavailable)