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.

The New Science of Strong Materials

Author: J E Gordon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927704

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.

The New Science of Strong Materials

This work is an enduring example of first-rate scientific communication.

The New Science of Strong Materials

Author: J. E. Gordon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691180989

Page: 328

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J. E. Gordon's classic introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering answers some fascinating and fundamental questions about how the structural world around us works. Gordon focuses on so-called strong materials--such as metals, wood, ceramics, glass, and bone--explaining in engaging and accessible terms the unique physical and chemical basis for their inherent structural qualities. 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 society. This work is an enduring example of first-rate scientific communication. Philip Ball's 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.

Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering

TABLE 13-4 YOUNG'S MODULI FOR THREE MATERIALS Brittle versus Ductile
Materials In brittle materials, like glass, ... in J. E. Gordon, The New Science of
Strong Materials, Penguin Books (1991)]. glass fibers were probably surface
cracks.

Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering

Author: Paul C. Painter

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1932078754

Page: 525

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T his book is at once an introduction to polymers and an imaginative invitation to the field of polymer science and engineering as a whole, including plastics and plastics processing. Created by two of the best-known scientists in America, the text explains and helps students as well as professionals appreciate all major topics in polymer chemistry and engineering: polymerization synthesis and kinetics, applications of probability theory, structure and morphology, thermal and solution properties, mechanical properties, biological properties and plastics processing methods. Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering, designed to supercede many standard texts (including the authors'), is unique in a number of ways. Special attention has been paid to explaining fundamentals and providing high-level visuals. In addition, the text is replete with engaging profiles of polymer chemists and their discoveries. The book explains the science of polymer engineering, and at the same time, tells the story of the field from its beginnings to the present, indicating when and how polymer discoveries have played a role in history and society. The book comes well equipped with study questions and problems and is suitable for a one- or two-semester course for chemistry students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Structures

See The New Science of Strong Materials, Chapter 3. *This is often the same
thing as the 'free surface energy', which is closely related to the surface tension of
both liquids and solids, and which is frequently bandied about in discussions on
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Structures

Author: J. E. Gordon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786730358

Page: 424

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In a book that Business Insider noted as one of the "14 Books that inspired Elon Musk," J.E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose. For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.

Phillips Science of Dental Materials eBook

... strong affinity for water. The complete removal of water would require the
heating of enamel and dentin to an unacceptable temperature. ... Gordon JE: The
New Science of Strong Materials, or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor? 2nd
ed.

Phillips  Science of Dental Materials   eBook

Author: Kenneth J. Anusavice

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143772549X

Page: 832

View: 204

The 11th edition of this leading reference is an outstanding, scientifically based source of information in the field of dental materials science. It presents up-to-date information on materials that are used in the dental office and laboratory every day, emphasizing practical, clinical use, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of materials. Extensive new clinical photographs in this edition illustrate the topics, and color plates are integrated close to related concepts as they're discussed in each chapter. A new glossary of key terms found at the beginning of every chapter defines terms in the appropriate context of the chapter's discussion. Also in this edition, critical thinking questions throughout the book stimulate the readers' curiosity on specific topics, test their existing knowledge, and heighten their awareness of important or controversial subjects. Content outlines at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference for specific topics. The roles played by key organizations in ensuring the safety and efficacy of dental materials and devices are described - such as the American Dental Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the International Organization for Standardization, and the Fédération Dentaire Internationale. Up-to-date Selected Readings are presented at the end of each chapter to direct readers to supplemental literature on each topic. Numerous boxes and tables throughout summarize and illustrate key concepts and compare characteristics and properties of various dental materials. Distinguished contributors lend their credibility and experience to the text. Content has been completely updated to include information on the most current dental materials available. Glossaries at the beginning of each chapter define key terms used within the context of that chapter. Revised artwork gives this edition a fresh look, with high-quality illustrations and clinical photos to aid in the visualization of materials and procedures described. Reorganization and consolidation of chapters into four major book parts presents the material in a more efficient way: Part I describes the principles of materials science that control the performance of dental materials in dental laboratories, research laboratories, student dental clinics, public health clinics, and private practice clinics. Part II focuses on impression materials, gypsum products, dental waxes, casting investments and procedures, and finishing and polishing abrasives and procedures. Part III provides an updated scientific and applied description of the composition, manipulation principles, properties, and clinical performance of bonded restorations, restorative resins, dental cements, dental amalgams, and direct-filling golds. Part IV presents a basic and applied description of materials that are processed in a laboratory or dental clinic. Critical thinking questions appear in every chapter to stimulate thinking and classroom discussion. The overall design has been improved to provide a more visually appealing format.

Construction Materials

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Duration of Load in Lumber and
Wood Products, held at Richmond, BC, Canada, 1985. Special publication ... The
new science of strong materials, 2nd edition, Penguin, 269 pages. Hearmon RFS
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Construction Materials

Author: Peter Domone

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203927571

Page: 568

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So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling. Covers the following materials: metals concrete ceramics (including bricks and masonry) polymers fibre composites bituminous materials timber glass. This new edition maintains our familiar and accessible format, starting with fundamental principles and continuing with a section on each of the major groups of materials. It gives you a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction. A must have for Civil and Structural engineering students, and for students of architecture, surveying or construction on courses which require an understanding of materials.

This Cold House

Curtis , Peter S . , and Breth , Newton . ( 2002 ) HVAC Instant Answers .
Columbus , OH : McGraw - Hill Professional . Gordon , J . E . ( 1968 ) The New
Science of Strong Materials . New York : Walker and Co . Hannum , Hildegard ,
ed .

This Cold House

Author: Colin Smith

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886225

Page: 248

View: 573

Does turning the thermostat down on a winter's night offset the costs of reheating the house in the morning? What will best prevent energy loss: new windows or insulation in the attic? Is heating oil cheaper than natural gas? Blending science with anecdote and example, Colin Smith answers questions like these, providing an insightful guide to creating an environmentally friendly home without sacrificing comfort. This Cold House helps homeowners identify heating and cooling priorities and choose the most appropriate methods, tools, and equipment. Basic equations allow you to estimate possible savings in annual heating and cooling bills and determine payback times for improvement projects. Practical and entertaining, This Cold House illuminates the concepts behind energy efficiency and translates them into ideas you can use, whether you live in a castle, igloo, or house. -- Dan Holohan

Forensic Biomechanics

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 12:475–501. Goldsmith W. 2001. Impact:
The Theory and Physical Behaviour of Colliding Solids. Dover Publications, New
York. Gordon JE. 1991. The New Science of Strong Materials. Penguin Books ...

Forensic Biomechanics

Author: Jules Kieser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111840422X

Page: 176

View: 647

Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles to living organisms, and it is one of the most exciting and fastest growing research areas. In forensic science, it is biomechanics that explains trauma to the body at a crime scene or the fracture of fibers and textiles, and helps interpret blood spatter. Forensic Biomechanics is a comprehensive overview of the role of biomechanics in forensics. Well-illustrated with real-life case studies, and using a multidisciplinary approach, this unique book is an invaluable reference for practicing forensic scientists, lawyers, and researchers.

American Plastic

transcript , 6 , R & H . Both Swedlow and Kline ( for the National Bureau of
Standards ) took credit for multiaxial ... s reputation see Perry , Modern Wood
Adhesives , 58 ; J . E . Gordon , The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You
Don ...

American Plastic

Author: Jeffrey L. Meikle

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813522357

Page: 403

View: 511

"(Meikle) traces the course of plastics from 19th-century celluloid and the first wholly synthetic bakelite, in 1907, through the proliferation of compounds (vinyls, acrylics, nylon, etc.) and recent ecological concerns".--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Winner of the 1996 Dexter Prize from the Society for the History of Technology and a 1996 CHOICE Oustanding Academic Book. 70 illustrations.

Branches

Goehring, L., and Morris, S. W., 'Scaling of columnar joints in basalt', Journal of
Geophysical Research 113 (2008): B10203. Gordon, J. E., The New Science of
Strong Materials (London: Penguin, 1991). Gravner, J., and Griffeath, D., '
Modeling ...

Branches

Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579831

Page: 240

View: 962

As part of a trilogy of books exploring the science of patterns in nature, acclaimed science writer Philip Ball here looks at the form and growth of branching networks in the natural world, and what we can learn from them. Many patterns in nature show a branching form - trees, river deltas, blood vessels, lightning, the cracks that form in the glazing of pots. These networks share a peculiar geometry, finding a compromise between disorder and determinism, though some, like the hexagonal snowflake or the stones of the Devil's Causeway fall into a rigidly ordered structure. Branching networks are found at every level in biology - from the single cell to the ecosystem. Human-made networks too can come to share the same features, and if they don't, then it might be profitable to make them do so: nature's patterns tend to arise from economical solutions.

People of the Great Ocean

Some of the content of this book derives from interpretation of data from human
skeletal remains from the Pacific past. ... Daris Swindler, A Racial Study of the
West Nakanai; Penguin Books, E. Gordon, The New Science of Strong Materials,
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People of the Great Ocean

Author: Philip Houghton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521119306

Page: 304

View: 910

Human settlement of the western fringes of the Pacific began at least 40,000 years ago. Long, hazardous sea voyages were the only way of reaching the tiny islands scattered through this vast expanse of ocean. Food and shelter were hard to come by, even on land. This book, first published in 1996, documents how these settlers adapted culturally and biologically to the distinctive Pacific environment, and how they evolved into the large-bodied, muscular people seen today in New Zealand, Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. Philip Houghton considers studies of DNA, patterns of health and disease, and computer simulations of human survival at sea based on the likely routes through the Pacific. People of the Great Ocean is a unique work based on extensive research and careful analysis. Philip Houghton's text presents detailed technical information, but remains highly readable and persuasive.

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry E Book

READINGS. Aird F: Fiberglass and composite materials, New York, 1996,
Berkeley Publishing. ... Gordon JE: The new science of strong materials: or why
you don't fall through the floor, Princeton NJ, 1976, Princeton University Press.
Gordon ...

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry   E Book

Author: George A. Freedman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323088236

Page: 832

View: 744

Covering both popular and advanced cosmetic procedures, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry enhances your skills in the dental treatments leading to esthetically pleasing restorations. With over 1,600 full-color illustrations, this definitive reference discusses the importance of cariology and caries management, then covers essential topics such as ultraconservative dentistry, color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Popular esthetic treatment options are described in detail, including bleaching or tooth whitening, direct and porcelain veneers, and esthetic inlays and onlays. Coverage of advanced cosmetic procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, and pediatric esthetics, providing a solid understanding of treatments that are less common but can impact patient outcomes. Developed by Dr. George A. Freedman, a renowned leader in the field, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry also allows you to earn Continuing Education credits as you improve your knowledge and skills. Continuing Education credits are available, allowing you to earn one to two CE credits per chapter. Detailed coverage of popular esthetic procedures includes bleaching, direct and porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, posts and cores, porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, zirconium crowns and bridges, and complete dentures. Coverage of advanced procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, pediatric esthetics, and sleep-disordered breathing, providing a solid understanding of less-frequently encountered topics that impact the esthetic treatment plan and outcomes. Coverage of key esthetic dentistry topics and fundamental skills includes cariology and caries management, understanding dental materials, photography, understanding and manipulating of color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Over 1,600 full-color photos and illustrations help to clarify important concepts and techniques, and show treatments from beginning of the case to the final esthetic results. Well-known and respected lead author George A. Freedman is a recognized author, educator, and speaker, and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry. Expert contributors are leading educators and practicing clinicians, including names such as Irvin Smigel (the father of esthetic dentistry), Chuck N. Maragos (the father of contemporary diagnostics), Wayne Halstrom (a pioneer in the area of dental sleep medicine), David Clark (one of the pioneers of the microscope in restorative dentistry and founder the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry), Edward Lynch (elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers), Joseph Massad (creator, producer, director, and moderator of two of the most popular teaching videos on the subject of removable prosthodontics), Simon McDonald (founder and CEO of Triodent Ltd, an international dental manufacturing and innovations company), and many more!

Structures and Microstructures

What you have to do Much of this unit is based on the set book The new science
of strong materials by J . E . Gordon . There are short exercises in Sections 2 , 3 ,
4 and 6 which should take only a few minutes each . There are experiments in ...

Structures and Microstructures

Author: Keith Attenborough

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 40

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Medal Lectures 1950 1983

J . Metals , March . Gladman , T . , Moore , P . , and Quarrell , A . G . ( 1962 ) The
effects of hydrogen on transformation in alloy steels . JISI , 200 , 527 . Gordon , J .
E . ( 1968 ) The New Science of Strong Materials . Pelican Publ . Iyer , K . J . L .

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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 ...

Philips Technical Review

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Includes section "Abstracts of recent scientific publications of the N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken."