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The science of structures and materials

Author: J E Gordon
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Library : Distributed by Freeman, ©1988.
Series: Scientific American Library series, no. 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book examines the strength of structures and materials from a eclectic viewpoint.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J E Gordon
ISBN: 0716750228 9780716750222
OCLC Number: 17298604
Description: viii, 217 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The study of strength: a Cinderella science --
The language of strength: the muddle about stress and strain --
The form and diversity of structures: the weight, the cost, and the purpose --
Tensile strength ad tensile failure: cohesion and modern fracture mechanics --
Metals and dislocations: swords, plowshares, and satanic mills --
Animal soft tissues: the problems of life at high strains --
Some stiff biological materials: wood, bone, and antlers --
The new artificial materials: polymers, composites, and the future.
Series Title: Scientific American Library series, no. 23.
Responsibility: J.E. Gordon.

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The book examines the strength of structures and materials from a eclectic viewpoint.

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