# Monthly Archives: October 2011

• Comments Off on DIY Concrete and How to Calculate Required Concrete for Volume

### DIY Concrete and How to Calculate Required Concrete for Volume

Concrete is arguably the most important construction material in use today, with an estimated 7.5 billion cubic meters of it […]

• Comments Off on How to Calculate Tensile Deformation

### How to Calculate Tensile Deformation

Materials science deals with the study of the properties of various materials and their individual characteristics. A good understanding of […]

• Comments Off on Basic Calculus Crash Course – Conceptual Understanding

### Basic Calculus Crash Course – Conceptual Understanding

Calculus can have a frightening ring to some people, and though it is considered a “higher” form of mathematics, it […]

• Comments Off on Ohm’s Law – Series Circuits and Parallel Circuits

### Ohm’s Law – Series Circuits and Parallel Circuits

There are two basic types of electrical circuits, series circuits and parallel circuits. In this article we’re going to talk […]

### The Advantages of Composite Decking Materials

Our unique Northwest weather presents a challenge for homeowners, particularly when it comes to outdoor structures such as decks. Choosing […]

• Comments Off on Alternating Current Vs Direct Current – Which One is Better?

### Alternating Current Vs Direct Current – Which One is Better?

What is the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) and what are their individual pros and cons? […]

• Comments Off on How is Electrical Power Measured – the Watt, Joule, and kWh

### How is Electrical Power Measured – the Watt, Joule, and kWh

Electric power is measured in watts, one of which is equal to one joule of work per second. Here, it […]

### Work Hardening and Metallurgical Annealing Made Simple

Also known as cold working or strain hardening, work hardening is a process by which a metal is strengthened due […]