Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. John J. Gilman

Published Online: 23 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch1

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness

How to Cite

Gilman, J. J. (2009) Introduction, in Chemistry and Physics of Mechanical Hardness, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470446836.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470226520

Online ISBN: 9780470446836

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Keywords:

  • hardness - determining resistances of surfaces to wear;
  • damping of the pendulum's oscillations - measure of hardness;
  • high pressure scientific research - benefiting from high hardness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why Hardness Matters (A Short History)

  • Purpose of This Book

  • The Nature of Hardness

  • References