By Susumu Ikeda, Motoko Kotani

This e-book is the 1st quantity of the SpringerBriefs within the arithmetic of fabrics and gives a entire advisor to the interplay of arithmetic with fabrics technological know-how. The anterior a part of the booklet describes a specific historical past of fabrics technological know-how in addition to the interplay among arithmetic and fabrics in heritage. The emergence of fabrics technology used to be itself as a result an interdisciplinary move within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. fabrics technological know-how used to be shaped by means of the combination of metallurgy, polymer technological know-how, ceramics, reliable country physics, and comparable disciplines. We think that such historic historical past is helping readers to appreciate the significance of interdisciplinary interplay resembling mathematics–materials technology collaboration.

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11b). Under larger supersaturation/supercooling conditions, crystals tend to take up more impurities from their environments changing their physical and chemical characteristics considerably. We shall discuss topics related to crystal growth in several parts of this book because crystal growth is a key issue, which combines microscopic processes of materials and their macroscopic properties and features. 30 2 Influence of Mathematics on Materials Science Upto Date (a) Perpendiculars through the tips of vectors whose magnitude correspond to γ (b) Equilibrium shape of a crystal Center of mass Surface energy γ of each orientation Fig.

Indeed, some big projects promoting the application of mathematics such as Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Research Center Matheon, are progressing. Some books reporting on the present status of the mathematics–industry cooperation have been published [LER, GK]. In recent years, the importance of the use of “Big Data” is increasing year by year. Also, in materials science, it has been pointed out that it is crucial to rationalize the design and development of materials and tighten the development cycle by constructing databases of research results related to materials, and analyzing Big Data from Informatics Theory and Mathematics.