The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor

The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor

by J. E. Gordon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691125481

ISBN-13: 9780691125480

Pub. Date: 01/30/2006

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This new edition of J. E. Gordon's classic introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering answers some fundamental and fascinating questions about how the material world around us functions. In particular, Gordon focuses on so-called strong materials, such as metals, wood, ceramics, glass, and bone. For each material in question, Gordon explains

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This new edition of J. E. Gordon's classic introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering answers some fundamental and fascinating questions about how the material world around us functions. In particular, Gordon focuses on so-called strong materials, such as metals, wood, ceramics, glass, and bone. For each material in question, Gordon explains the unique physical and chemical basis for its inherent structural qualities in irrepressibly fresh and simple terms. He also shows how an in-depth understanding of these materials' intrinsic strengths (and weaknesses) guides our engineering choices, allowing us to build the structures that support our modern society. Philip Ball's new introduction describes Gordon's career and the impact of his innovations in materials research, while also discussing how the field has evolved since Gordon wrote this enduring example of first-rate scientific communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691125480
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Series:
Princeton Science Library Series
Edition description:
With a New introduction by Philip Ball
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,226,732
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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