Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series (Hardback)
  • Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series (Hardback)

Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 427 Pages / Published: 24/10/2014
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An Accessible, Scientifically Rigorous Presentation That Helps Your Students Learn the Real Stuff

Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award 2011
"... takes the revolutionary concepts and techniques that have traditionally been fodder for graduate study and makes them accessible for all. ... outstanding introduction to the broad field of nanotechnology provides a solid foundation for further study. ... Highly recommended."
-N.M. Fahrenkopf, University at Albany, CHOICE Magazine 2011

Give your students the thorough grounding they need in nanotechnology. A rigorous yet accessible treatment of one of the world's fastest growing fields, Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition provides an accessible introduction without sacrificing rigorous scientific details. This approach makes the subject matter accessible to students from a variety of disciplines. Building on the foundation set by the first two bestselling editions, this third edition maintains the features that made previous editions popular with students and professors alike.

See What's New in the Third Edition:

Updated coverage of the eight main facets of nanotechnologyExpanded treatment of health/environmental ramifications of nanomaterialsComparison of macroscale systems to those at the nanoscale, showing how scale phenomena affects behaviorNew chapter on nanomedicineNew problems, examples, and an exhaustive nanotech glossary

Filled with real-world examples and original illustrations, the presentation makes the material fun and engaging. The systems-based approach gives students the tools to create systems with unique functions and characteristics. Fitting neatly between popular science books and high-level treatises, the book works from the ground up to provide a gateway into an exciting and rapidly evolving area of science.

Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781482211726
Number of pages: 427
Weight: 1089 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition


"I use this book for undergrad freshmen and sophomore students. This book is useful to introduce the concept of nanotechnology to undergrad students in their very early stage of study."
-Eui-Hyeok Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

"The book is well-written with lots of examples and historic perspectives that certainly make reading more enjoyable and stimulating."
-Dr. Prabhu Arumugam, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, USA

"The main strengths of this book are its illustrations, which are well conceived and layered from the viewpoint of attracting student attention, while also containing a sufficient level of detail to warrant repeated reference. While the "back of the envelope" calculations can come across as rather simplistic, I like it from the viewpoint that it helps students identify a degree of personal connection to the concept. The connection to emerging research ideas and even some example commercial products helps highlight the dynamic coverage of the topics. Through classifying chapters as per the areas of mechanics, fluidics, electronics, biology and medicine, the authors are able to relate their material to core disciplines, while emphasizing unifying and converging ideas."
-Nathan S. Swami, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

"Overall, this book takes engaging and entertaining style, which makes this book very readable, and provides a gateway into an exciting and rapidly evolving area of science."
-Mei Zhang, Florida State University

"... a comprehensive overview of nearly all aspects of modern and meaningful nano science and technology. ... accessible to students with a wide variety of backgrounds, strengths, and disciplines, especially within a full semester course on nano science and technology."
-Michael J. Escuti, North Carolina State University

"... describes the plurality of nanotechnology in a good manner, both from its historical, chemical, physical and biological aspects ..."
-Ola Nilsen, University of Oslo, Norway

"... an excellent introduction to a wide range of nanotechnology topics and the authors make the material fun to learn. ... The authors are able to strip down difficult topics and present them in an easy to read formula."
-Donald J. Sirbuly, Department of NanoEngineering, UC San Diego

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