This book should be a valuable reference for experienced metallurgists, mechanical engineers, and students seeking a practical technical introduction to metallurgy. Contents are based on lectures designed for undergraduate students in mechanical engineering, and the book is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of applied metallurgy. The book also contains numerous graphs, tables, and explanations that can prove useful even for experienced metallurgists and researchers. Contents cover both the fundamental and applied aspects of metallurgy. The first half of the book covers the basic principles of metallurgy, the behavior of crystalline materials, and the underlying materials concepts related to the mechanical properties of metals. The second half focuses on applied physical metallurgy. This includes coverage of the metallurgy of common alloys systems such as carbon steels, alloyed steels, cast iron, and nonferrous alloys.Contents include: Introduction to Physical Metallurgy The Atomic Structure of Materials Fundamentals of Crystal Structure Basic Rules of Crystallization Imperfections in Crystalline Solids Mechanical Properties of Single-Phase Metallic Materials Metallic Alloys Equilibrium Crystallization of Iron-Carbon Alloys Non-Equilibrium Crystallization of Iron-Carbon Alloys Plain Carbon Steels Alloyed Steels Cast Iron Nonferrous Metals and Alloys.