Math in Engineering

Electrical Engineeringand Materials Science

Is math used to describe the strength of materials?

Materials science is also a major part of engineering, and includes a great deal of mathematics. For example, engineers need to know how materials stand up to stress and strain from the pressure of either a structure or overlying materials. A basic understanding of how structures respond to the action of forces and how these forces affect the performance of various building materials, such as wood, steel, concrete, and so on, is essential.



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