Properties of Materials

  • François CardarelliEmail author


This section describes and explains briefly the most important mechanical, thermal, and optical properties used to characterize the various classes of solid materials discussed in this book. For each physical quantity, the definition, symbol(s), equation, and SI unit are provided along with some orders of magnitude and range. The most common conversion factors encountered in metallurgy and materials science and a selection of fundamental constants are also listed at the end of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrochem Technologies & Materials Inc.Montréal (QC)Canada

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