Is a brittle material a weak material? Does brittleness imply having a low hardness? Provide exampl

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Answer- There is a strange fascination about a mythological character that has retained its vitality up to our own day and, in the course of time, has lent i. name to English queens as well as to French policemen, to the philosopher's stone r. well as to a gang of fifteen-year-old murderers in Philadelphia" (Panofsky, 1956). In one version tithe story Zeus gave Pandora a box, most beautiful, but which he forbade

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1. Is a brittle material a weak material? Does brittleness imply having a low hardness? Provide examples.Answer- There is a strange fascination about a mythological character that has retained its vitality up to our own day and, in the course of time, has lent i. name to English queens as well as to French policemen, to the philosopher's stone r. well as to a gang of fifteen-year-old murderers in Philadelphia" (Panofsky, 1956). In one version tithe story Zeus gave Pandora a box, most beautiful, but which he forbade her to open. Like most women might do she opened it anyway, thus letting out all the evils which since have attended man. Only one thing, hope, remained inside. Let us now look at the behavior of a typical brittle material, glass. We know how to treat specially and test fairly sizeable silica glass fibers and attain tensile strengths exceeding 2,000,000 psi, a fantastic valu

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