Properties of Materials
Lecture no. 25 from the course: The Joy of Science
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Materials are useful because of distinct physical properties, including strength, hardness, and a variety of optical, thermal, magnetic, and electrical properties. These properties result from the kinds of atoms and their arrangements in three dimensions, and the way they are bonded.