Dictionary of Metals

Dictionary of Metals

eBook - 2012
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Drawing on his long and varied career in metallurgy, Cobb has assembled a comprehensive reference on metals and terms relating to metals. In addition to the seven metals of antiquity, he discusses each of the 73 metallic elements, noting the discoverer and date, the naming of the metal and its meaning, major applications, the significance of the discovery, and physical properties. Hundreds of alloys are discussed, along with common names. Among the appendices are 19 tables with such information as the density of metals and alloys, vapor pressures of the metallic elements, the 45 most abundant elements in the earth's crust, and conversions between measurement systems. Cross-references are abundant. Pronunciations are not indicated. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Materials Park, Ohio : ASM International, 2012
ISBN: 9781621983750
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 357 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Cobb, Harold M.


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