Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering
An Integrated Approach, 5th Edition

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering
William D. Callister
David G. Rethwisch

© 2016

WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. WileyPLUS builds students’ confidence because it takes the guesswork out of studying by providing a clear roadmap; what to do, how to do it, if they did it right.

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering is available with WileyPLUS, an online teaching and learning environment that integrates the entire digital textbook with the most effective instructor and students’ resources to fit every learning style. The text builds student confidence with the opportunity to practice problems and complete homework with instant feedback in WileyPLUS.


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New resources designed to support a more engaging Learning Experience and more meaningful Learning Outcomes:

  • VMSE (Virtual Materials Science & Engineering), with a new interface, helps students visualize concepts related to crystal structures, diffusion tensile tests, and more. For example, it allows students to rotate unit cells in 3-d to better understand molecular structures. Also includes a Database of Engineering Materials Properties that can be used for materials selection problems.
  • Questions about VMSE: Questions that students need to use VMSE to answer help students get best value from its use, and instructors incentivize its use.
  • Video Tutorials – "muddy point" videos feature a student explaining tough concepts that have been identified through research

Read, Study, & Practice

  • A complete online version of the textbook
  • Virtual Materials Science Engineering animations
  • Self-Assessment Exercises
  • Index to Learning Styles
  • Extended Learning Objectives
  • Web Resources for further exploration


  • A "Link-to-text" feature that allows students to access specific portions of their online text for immediate, contextual help as they are working
  • 500 end-of-chapter algorithmic homework questions that offer link to text (25 per chapter)
  • 200 additional homework questions that offer links to text

Prepare & Present

  • Instructor Solutions Manual
  • Image Gallery
  • Lecture Note PowerPointTM Slides to summarize chapter content
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Demonstrations and Experiments
  • This title contains WileyPLUS/Quickstart presentations for the entire course created by a subject expert

Topics covered

Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding 

Structures of Metals and Ceramics 

Polymer Structures 

Imperfections in Solids 


Mechanical Properties 

Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms


Phase Diagrams

Phase Transformations

Electrical Properties

Types and Applications of Materials

Synthesis, Fabrication, and Processing
of Materials


Corrosion and Degradation of Materials

Thermal Properties

Magnetic Properties

Optical Properties

Economic, Environmental, and Societal Issues in Materials Science and Engineering