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Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses - Arun K. Varshneya

Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses

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Published: 4th November 1993
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Although several fine volumes have been published on special topics in glass, Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses is the first book to provide the breadth required of a comprehensive undergraduate textbook. In a clear tutorial style, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of the composition, structure, and properties of inorganic glasses. Designed to serve as the primary text for "glass science" courses at the upper-undergraduate level, this book facilitates learning with a clear discussion of fundamental concepts, chapter-ending problem sets, an emphasis on key ideas, and timely notes on suggested readings. Professor Varshneya has filled a gap in the existing literature by providing a textbook that is uniquely comprehensive while striving always to help the student develop a clear understanding of the fundamentals underlying glass science.
Clearly develops fundamental concepts
Provides comprehensive discussion of the composition, structure, and properties of inorganic glasses
Leads the reader through areas where a deeper understanding is needed
Presents necessary mathematics in a readable manner
Introduces numerous and interesting real-world examples that give the reader insight into application of the material covered in the text
Concludes chapters with problem sets and suggested readings to facilitate self-study

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Fundamentals of the Glassy Statep. 13
Glass Formation Principlesp. 27
Glass Microstructure: Phase Separation and Liquid Immiscibi1ityp. 61
Glass Compositions and Structuresp. 87
Composition-Structure-Property Relationship Principlesp. 143
Density and Molar Volumep. 149
Elastic Properties and Microhardness of Glassp. 161
The Viscosity of Glassp. 183
Thermal Expansion of Glassp. 211
Heat Capacity of Glassp. 225
Thermal Conductivity and Heat Transfer in Glassp. 233
Glass Transition Range Behaviorp. 241
Permeation, Diffusion, and Ionic Conduction in Glassp. 315
Dielectric Propertiesp. 353
Electronic Conductionp. 367
Chemical Durabilityp. 397
Strength and Toughnessp. 409
Optical Propertiesp. 455
Fundamentals of Inorganic Glassmakingp. 507
Appendix I. Elements of Linear Elasticityp. 551
Appendix II. Units and General Data Conversionsp. 561
Indexp. 565
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ISBN: 9780127149707
ISBN-10: 0127149708
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 570
Published: 4th November 1993
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.2