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Basic Matter

Subject : engineering
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1. 1)reinforced plastics 2)Metal- matrix composites 3)Ceramic- matrix composites 4)sandwich structures 5)concrete

2. A mixture that contains at least one metal. This can be a mixture of metals or a mixture of metals and non - metals

3. A measure of the degree of increase in dimension when an object is heated. This can be measured by an increase in the length (m) - area (m2) or volume (m3). The expansivity can be measured as a fractional increase in dimension per Kelvin increase in

4. Bond between adjacent oppositely charged ions

5. Vegetable and meat origin

6. 1) Thermoplastics plastics 2) Thermoset plastics 3) Elastomers

7. Mass per unit volumn of a material (D = M/V) unit : kg/m3

8. The resistance of an elastic body to deflection by an applied force

9. A measure of how fast heat is conduct through a slab of material with a given temperature difference across the slab. Unit: W/m C (W = watts - m = metres - C = Celsius)

10. V = IR (V= voltage - I = current - R = resistance). unit - Ohms

11. 1) Ferrous metals and alloys (irons - carbon steels - alloy steels - stainless steels - too and die steels) 2) nonferrous metals and alloys (aluminum - copper - magnesium - nickel - titanium - precious metals - refractory metals - super alloys)

12. Two or more atoms which are normally bonded together covalently

13. A force of attraction between particles

14. Fixed volume and fixed shape

15. The ability of a material to be drawn or extruded into a wire or other extended shape.

16. Thermosets and thermoplastics

17. The ability of a material to withstand pulling forces

18. A substance made of only one element or compound

19. Earthenware - porcelain - stoneware and glass

20. Natural wood and manmade

21. A substance formed by the combination of elements in fixed proportions

22. A mixture composed of two or more substances (materials) with one substance acting as the matrix or glue

23. Ferrous and non - ferrous

24. Bond that shares electrons in order to complete part- filled shells

25. 1) glasses 2) glass ceramics 3) Graphite 4)Diamond

26. The smallest part of an element that can exist chemically

27. Caused by an attraction between the positively charged metal atom nuclei and the negatively charged cloud of free electrons. Free electron allows metals to be a good thermal and electrical conductors and let the bond not fixed in position

28. A positively or negatively charged atom or molecule caused by he loss or gain of electrons from an atom or atoms

29. Fixed volume but take the shape of their container

30. Formed when the fluctuating electrostatic charge in adjacent atoms of different molecules produces a weak electrostatic force between the molecules. Also present as a secondary bond between the long- chain molecules of polymers.

31. This is the measure of a material's ability to conduct electricity. lower resistivity conducts electricity well

32. A substance made of two or more substances that can be separated by physical means - ie not chemically bonded together

33. No fixed volume and no fixed shape

34. The resistance a material offers to penetration of scratching

35. Hydrogen bond - van der Waals bond

36. The ability of a material to resist the propagation of cracks

37. A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances