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

By J.E. Gordon
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"The New Science of Strong Materials" by J.E. Gordon is a groundbreaking book that explores the fascinating world of materials science and engineering. With a focus on the strengths and weaknesses of various materials, Gordon provides an insightful and accessible overview of the subject.

Starting with an exploration of common materials such as glass, wood, and metals, Gordon takes readers on a journey through the fundamental principles of understanding strength and its limitations. He introduces concepts like stress, strain, and elasticity, explaining how these factors influence the behavior of materials under different conditions.

From there, the book delves into the properties of materials under extreme stresses, discussing the remarkable strength of materials like ceramics, composites, and polymers. Gordon examines the impact of temperature, pressure, and other external factors on materials, shedding light on their potential applications and limitations.

Interwoven with historical anecdotes and real-world examples, "The New Science of Strong Materials" captures the reader's interest while conveying complex concepts in a straightforward manner. It explores the science behind various everyday objects, revealing the innovative ways in which materials scientists have leveraged the inherent properties of materials to create practical advancements.

Written in an engaging style, this book serves as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the science behind materials and engineering. Whether you're a student, professional, or simply curious about the world around you, "The New Science of Strong Materials" offers a concise, insightful, and enjoyable exploration of the fascinating field of materials science.
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