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The science of new materials

Author: Andrew Briggs
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1992.
Series: Wolfson College lectures, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just as previous periods of history have been characterized by the materials used, so the late 20th century is experiencing a revolution based on a range of materials. This work is designed as an  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Briggs
ISBN: 0631182462 9780631182467
OCLC Number: 24318400
Description: viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Will anybody ever use metals and alloys again? / Alan Cottrell --
Will ceramics ever be as strong as steel? / J.D. Birchall --
Why are new materials interesting? / Peter Hirsch --
It's all very well in practice but what about in theory? / D.G. Pettifor --
How shall we communicate and calculate? / J.C. Bass --
How successful are superconductors? / Martin Wood --
Can materials stimulate advances in orthopaedics? / W. Bonfield --
Can there be a materials policy in the UK? / C.J. Humphreys.
Series Title: Wolfson College lectures, 1992.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Briggs.

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