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The study of how the properties of matter arise from its structure at all scales and of how processing can be used to modify those properties (often in pursuit of a specific application).

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This is a problem in the theory of cracks, but let me try to give an intuitive discussion on the level of linear elasticity. Imagine a rectangular sheet of material with two opposite ends (which I'll …
answered Nov 11 '10 by j.c.
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I would suggest learning about some of the formulas relating them - that way you're not just memorizing things but actually have some grasp of what goes into them. In particular, I only really know ab …
answered Nov 3 '10 by j.c.
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It's important to note that color is only defined given knowledge of three things, see especially this section of the wikipedia article which has a nice discussion. 1) Light absorbing / reflecting pr …
answered Nov 11 '10 by j.c.
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One thing that ought to matter is how much laser light gets reflected versus how much gets absorbed and transmitted. I don't know much about this, but my naïve guess is that materials get damaged b …
answered Nov 11 '10 by j.c.