The New Science of Strong Materials

The New Science of Strong Materials

Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials.

Author: J E Gordon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140135978

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Why isn't wood weaker that it is? Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials. All of them are vital to engineers but also fascinating as scientific problems. During the 250 years up to the 1920s and 1930s they had been answered largely by seeing how materials behaved in practice. But materials continued to do things that they "ought" not to have done. Only in the last 40 years have these questions begun to be answered by a new approach. Material scientists have started to look more deeply into the make-up of materials. They have found many surprises; above all, perhaps, that how a material behaves depends on how perfectly - or imperfectly - its atoms are arranged. Using both SI and imperial units, Professor Gordon's account of material science is a demonstration of the sometimes curious and entertaining ways in which scientists isolate and solve problems.
Categories: Science

The New Science of Strong Materials

The New Science of Strong Materials

Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials.

Author: J E Gordon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 677

Why isn't wood weaker that it is? Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials. All of them are vital to engineers but also fascinating as scientific problems. During the 250 years up to the 1920s and 1930s they had been answered largely by seeing how materials behaved in practice. But materials continued to do things that they "ought" not to have done. Only in the last 40 years have these questions begun to be answered by a new approach. Material scientists have started to look more deeply into the make-up of materials. They have found many surprises; above all, perhaps, that how a material behaves depends on how perfectly - or imperfectly - its atoms are arranged. Using both SI and imperial units, Professor Gordon's account of material science is a demonstration of the sometimes curious and entertaining ways in which scientists isolate and solve problems.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The New Science of Strong Materials

The New Science of Strong Materials

Chapter 1 The new science of strong materials or how to ask awkward questions '
Now , how curiously our ideas expand by watching these conditions of the
attraction of cohesion ! – how many new phenomena it gives us beyond those of
the ...

Author: J. E. Gordon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691125480

Category: Science

Page: 287

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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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Handbuch der Umformtechnik

Handbuch der Umformtechnik

Prozessor 386 (486 od. Pentium Pro empf.), 8 MB (16 empf.), RAM, 6 MB freier Festplattenspeicher, Bildschirmauflösusung 640 x 480, 256 Farben

Author: Schuler GmbH

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 3540147608

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 6

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Prozessor 386 (486 od. Pentium Pro empf.), 8 MB (16 empf.), RAM, 6 MB freier Festplattenspeicher, Bildschirmauflösusung 640 x 480, 256 Farben
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Structures

Structures

In "The New Science of Strong Materials" the author made plain the secrets of materials science. In this volume he explains the importance and properties of different structures.

Author: J E Gordon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 661

In "The New Science of Strong Materials" the author made plain the secrets of materials science. In this volume he explains the importance and properties of different structures.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Structures or Why things don t fall down

Structures or Why things don   t fall down

Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repetition has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters.

Author: J. Gordon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461590743

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 395

View: 616

I am very much aware that it is an act of extreme rashness to attempt to write an elementary book about structures. Indeed it is only when the subject is stripped of its mathematics that one begins to realize how difficult it is to pin down and describe those structural concepts which are often called' elementary'; by which I suppose we mean 'basic' or 'fundamental'. Some of the omis sions and oversimplifications are intentional but no doubt some of them are due to my own brute ignorance and lack of under standing of the subject. Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repetition has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters. I have to thank a great many people for factual information, suggestions and for stimulating and sometimes heated discussions. Among the living, my colleagues at Reading University have been generous with help, notably Professor W. D. Biggs (Professor of Building Technology), Dr Richard Chaplin, Dr Giorgio Jeronimidis, Dr Julian Vincent and Dr Henry Blyth; Professor Anthony Flew, Professor of Philosophy, made useful suggestions about the last chapter. I am also grateful to Mr John Bartlett, Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Brook Hospital. Professor T. P. Hughes of the University of the West Indies has been helpful about rockets and many other things besides. My secretary, Mrs Jean Collins, was a great help in times of trouble. Mrs Nethercot of Vogue was kind to me about dressmaking. Mr Gerald Leach and also many of the editorial staff of Penguins have exercised their accustomed patience and helpfulness. Among the dead, l owe a great deal to Dr Mark Pryor - lately of Trinity College, Cambridge - especially for discussions about biomechanics which extended over a period of nearly thirty years. Lastly, for reasons which must surely be obvious, l owe a humble oblation to Herodotus, once a citizen of Halicamassus.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Structuresor Why things don t fall down

Structuresor Why things don   t fall down

Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repetition has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters.

Author: J. Gordon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461590760

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 395

View: 360

I am very much aware that it is an act of extreme rashness to attempt to write an elementary book about structures. Indeed it is only when the subject is stripped of its mathematics that one begins to realize how difficult it is to pin down and describe those structural concepts which are often called' elementary'; by which I suppose we mean 'basic' or 'fundamental'. Some of the omis sions and oversimplifications are intentional but no doubt some of them are due to my own brute ignorance and lack of under standing of the subject. Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repeti tion has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters. I have to thank a great many people for factual information, suggestions and for stimulating and sometimes heated discussions. Among the living, my colleagues at Reading University have been generous with help, notably Professor W. D. Biggs (Professor of Building Technology), Dr Richard Chaplin, Dr Giorgio Jeronimidis, Dr Julian Vincent and Dr Henry Blyth; Professor Anthony Flew, Professor of Philosophy, made useful suggestions about the last chapter. I am also grateful to Mr John Bartlett, Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Brook Hospital. Professor T. P.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

International Polymer Science and Technology

International Polymer Science and Technology

Soc . , London , A 262 , 1964 , p . 508 9 . A . Kelly , ' Strong solids ' , Oxford 1973 ,
p . 205 10 . Patent of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic 274 952 11 . J . E .
Gordon , The New Science of Strong Materials . Harmonsworth , 1971 12 . M .
Raab ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015026535891

Category: Plastics

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Categories: Plastics

Structuresor Why Things Don t Fall Down

Structuresor Why Things Don   t Fall Down

Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repeti tion has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters.

Author: J. Gordon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015002905043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 395

View: 329

I am very much aware that it is an act of extreme rashness to attempt to write an elementary book about structures. Indeed it is only when the subject is stripped of its mathematics that one begins to realize how difficult it is to pin down and describe those structural concepts which are often called' elementary'; by which I suppose we mean 'basic' or 'fundamental'. Some of the omis sions and oversimplifications are intentional but no doubt some of them are due to my own brute ignorance and lack of under standing of the subject. Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repeti tion has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters. I have to thank a great many people for factual information, suggestions and for stimulating and sometimes heated discussions. Among the living, my colleagues at Reading University have been generous with help, notably Professor W. D. Biggs (Professor of Building Technology), Dr Richard Chaplin, Dr Giorgio Jeronimidis, Dr Julian Vincent and Dr Henry Blyth; Professor Anthony Flew, Professor of Philosophy, made useful suggestions about the last chapter. I am also grateful to Mr John Bartlett, Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Brook Hospital. Professor T. P.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Journal of Materials Education

The Journal of Materials Education

Materials Science and Engineering in the 1990s ( National Academy Press ,
Washington , DC , 1989 ) . 4 . F . Jeglitsch , Advanced Materials 9 ... Press , New
York , 1996 ) . 17 . J . E . Gordon , The New Science of Strong Materials , or Why ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047794097

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering

Philips Technical Review

Philips Technical Review

5 Boron filament : a light , stiff and strong material A. C. van Maaren , O. Schob
and W. Westerveld Philips produce tungsten wire in large quantities for their ... [ 1
] J. E. Gordon , The new science of strong materials , Penguin Books , 1968 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39076000267398

Category: Electric engineering

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Includes section "Abstracts of recent scientific publications of the N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken."
Categories: Electric engineering

Plastics Polymers

Plastics   Polymers

New composite filling materials promise to replace many of the older filling
materials ; these composites utilize bisphenol - A glycidyl - methacrylate adducts
as the polymerizable ... The new science of strong materials ' ( Pelican , 1968 ) .

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ISBN: UOM:39015023914552

Category: Plastics

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Vols. 2- include the 1st- annual report of the council to members of the institute for 1931/32-
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Books for Occupational Education Programs

Books for Occupational Education Programs

A List for Community Colleges, Technical Institutes and Vocational Schools
Edward Mapp ... MATERIALS DALLAS , DANIEL B . Progressive Dies : Design
and Manufacture . ... GORDON , JAMES E . The New Science of Strong Materials
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Author: Edward Mapp

Publisher: New York : Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015008891940

Category: Professional education

Page: 308

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Categories: Professional education