Chapter 4: Materials Vocabulary

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Stiffness
Resistance to deformation under the action of an applied force e.g. in tension. Steel is a Tough material
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Strength
Resistance to breaking under the action of an applied force. Steel is a very strong material
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Toughness
Resistance to cracking. The material fails through permanent plastic deformation by absorbing energy. Leather is tough.
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Brittleness (opposite of tough)
Prone to cracking. The material fails through crack propagation. Glass and ceramics are brittle.
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Ductility
Ability to be drawn into wire. Copper and Lead are ductile.
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Hardness
Resistance to indentation or scratching. Diamond was the hardest known material.
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Resistance to breaking under the action of an applied force. Steel is a very strong material

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Strength

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Resistance to cracking. The material fails through permanent plastic deformation by absorbing energy. Leather is tough.

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Prone to cracking. The material fails through crack propagation. Glass and ceramics are brittle.

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Ability to be drawn into wire. Copper and Lead are ductile.

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