# Blog Archives

• 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 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? […]

### 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 […]

• Comments Off on Material Hardness and Its Relation With Tensile Strength

### Material Hardness and Its Relation With Tensile Strength

When you hear of material hardness, it may be difficult to differentiate between that and other similar material properties such […]

• Comments Off on Tectonic Earthquake Basics and How Tsunamis Form

### Tectonic Earthquake Basics and How Tsunamis Form

The term tsunami has been adopted by the scientific community in recent years to define the powerful and destructive waves […]

• Comments Off on Earthquake Early-Warning, the GR Law, P-waves, and S-waves

### Earthquake Early-Warning, the GR Law, P-waves, and S-waves

Out of the handful of catastrophic acts of God we experience from time to time, earthquakes are arguably the most […]

Young’s modulus is defined as the ratio of the uniaxial stress over uniaxial strain in the range of stress where […]

• Comments Off on Static Electricity and How to Avoid It

### Static Electricity and How to Avoid It

Have you ever felt almost afraid to touch a metal door knob, counter, or similar surface for fear of that […]

• Comments Off on Converting Slope Angle-Percentages to Degrees

### Converting Slope Angle-Percentages to Degrees

There are many reasons you might want to know how to quickly and easily convert a percentage to a degree, […]

• Comments Off on Why Wood Cracks and Warps with Time

### Why Wood Cracks and Warps with Time

Those of us who work with wood have probably at some point experienced the frustration of wood warping, cracking and […]

• Comments Off on The Pythagorean Cup and Siphons

### The Pythagorean Cup and Siphons

A rather thought-provoking invention, Pythagorean’s cup is like any other cup except for a small mechanism located in its center. […]

• Comments Off on Hardwood and Softwood Differences and Misconceptions

### Hardwood and Softwood Differences and Misconceptions

A common misconception surrounding wood types and their pros and cons is the notion – understandably so – that hardwood […]