Student and Instructor Resources for the textbook:
Structure and Bonding in Crystalline Materials

Structure and Bonding in Crystalline Materials is published by Cambridge University Press. This book was one of the outcomes of NSF grant DMR-9458005. The material on this web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0412886*.

This book is intended to acquaint the reader with established principles of crystallography and cohesive forces that are needed to address the fundamental relationship between composition, structure and bonding in crystalline solids. Starting with an introduction to periodic trends, the book discusses crystal structures and the various primary and secondary bonding types, and finishes by describing a number of models for predicting phase stability and structure. This book is primarily intended as an advanced undergraduate or graduate level textbook for students of materials science. It will also be useful to other scientists and engineers who work with solid materials.

This page was set up as a central resource for Students and Instructors. I welcome input into each section. The greater the participation, the more useful this resource will be. First, I list known errors in the text. I'm sure there are more than I have found, so please mail me when you find one. Second, the figures from the text are posted in .pdf files. Third, some additional problems from homeworks and exams are posted. Fourth, I have include some contemporary examples about crystallography and bonding. This is intended to make it easier for those teaching this to undergraduates to fulfill ABET accreditation objectives about the recognition of the need for lifelong scholarship and knowledge of contemporary issues in the application of materials. Finally, solutions to problems are presented. This is the only part of the site that requires a password. I communicate this password when instructors request it.

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*Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.