Chapter 6

Material Properties: The Response of a Solid Material’s Structure to a Stimulus

Learning Objectives

After careful study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

1.  Explain how materials respond to external stimuli through their various properties, including what stimuli lead to what class of properties.

2.  Describe how structure at every level in a material, from electron configuration to macrostructure in steel-reinforced concrete, affects properties.

3.  Explain the difference between intensive and extensive properties, and be able to distinguish between the two types for the most common engineering properties.

4.  Explain how and why certain properties correlate with other properties, allowing engineers to estimate ...

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