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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » XI-Physics

Mechanical Properties of Solids

Name the two main groups of solids.

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Name the two main groups of solids.

What are glassy solids ?

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What are glassy solids ?

Crystalline solids are called true solids. Why ?

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Crystalline solids are called true solids. Why ?

Define the following terms : (i) Elasticity, (ii) Normal Stress, (iii) Shear Strain, (iv) Compressib...

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Define the following terms :
(i) Elasticity, (ii) Normal Stress, (iii) Shear Strain, (iv) Compressibility

Read the following two statements below carefully and state, with reasons, if it is true or false. (...

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Read the following two statements below carefully and state, with reasons, if it is true or
false.
(a) The Young's modulus of rubber is greater than that of steel;
(b) The stretching of a coil is determined by its shear modulus.

State Hooke's law.

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State Hooke's law.

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