The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor

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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 ...

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The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor
2018, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691180984

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The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor
2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691125480

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The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall Through the  Floor
1991, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140135978

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The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor
1984, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691023809

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