The New Science of Strong Materials – Or Why You Don`t Fall through the Floor

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780691125480
ISBN-10: 0691125481
Pagini: 328
Ilustrații: 48 line illus. 6 tables.
Dimensiuni: 127 x 203 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Ediția: With a New Intr
Editura: Princeton University Press
Locul publicării: Princeton, United States

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Praise for Princeton's original edition: "I found Gordon's writing style fascinating; his book reads like a novel, and the technical content is superb."--Enoch J. Durbin, Princeton University