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The Substance of Technology—Materials

Lecture no. 2 from the course: Understanding Greek and Roman Technology

The Substance of Technology—Materials

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Study the engineering materials available in classical antiquity. First look at the simple physics of compression and tension. Then consider six specific materials: stone, wood, clay, copper, bronze, and iron. Examine how they came into use and how their properties influenced the design of technological systems.

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