Mechanics of Materials (Roylance)
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Overview of mechanical properties of ceramics, metals, and polymers, emphasizing the role of processing and microstructure in controlling these properties. Basic topics in mechanics of materials including: continuum stress and strain, truss forces, torsion of a circular shaft and beam bending. Design of engineering structures from a materials point of view.
Thumbnail: Tension lines in plastic protractor seen under cross polarized light. When a ray of plane polarized light is passed through a photoelastic material, it gets resolved along the two principal stress directions and each of these components experiences different refractive indices. (CC BY-SA 3.0; Nevit Dilmen via Wikipedia)