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Chapter 18: Solids Vocabulary
Solids
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Physics
07/20/2012

Term
 crystal
Definition
 A regular geometric shape found in a solid in which the component particles are arranged in an orderly, three-dimensional, repeating pattern.
Term
 density
Definition
 A property of a substance, equal to its mass per volume
Term
 weight density
Definition
 The weight of a substance divided by its volume.
Term
 specific gravity
Definition
 The ratio of the mass (or weight) of a substance to the mass (or weight) of an equal volume of water.
Term
 elastic
Definition
 Term applied to a material that returns to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed.
Term
 inelastic
Definition
 Term applied to a material that does not return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed. (Also called plastic.)
Term
 Hooke's law
Definition
 The distance of stretch or squeeze (extension or compression) of an elastic material is directly proportional to the applied force.
Term
 elastic limit
Definition
 The distance of stretching or compressing beyond which an elastic material will not return to its original shape.
Term
 scaling
Definition
 The study of how size affects the relationship among weight, strength, and surface area.
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