Coverage Science

Author:  Prof. Dr. David Kirk, Coventry University, U.K.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 33, Issue 4, Fall 2019
Doc ID:  2019043
Year of Publication:  2019
INTRODUCTION Science is almost always able to provide answers to questions about observed phenomena. Consider as examples: “Why are snowflakes sometimes large and sometimes small?”, “Why are honeycombs made up of regular hexagons?” and “Why will a glass of warm milk solidify more quickly than an identical glass of cold milk when placed together in a freezer?” The ability of science to provide answers also applies to subject areas such as metals science, aka metallurgy. We do not need, however, to be subject specialists in order to appreciate and utilize the answers that can be obtained.

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