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Solids and Fluids

  1. Oct 18, 2005 #1
    Author: Dr. Donald Luttermoser of East Tennessee State University

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  3. Jul 8, 2006 #2


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    Unfortunately, Luttermoser's definitions of the three classical states of matter are rather unsatisfactory.
    A better, and more conventional (informal) one is:
    1. Solids-strong resistance to both deformation and compression
    2. Liquids-Strong resistance to compression, but little resistance to deformation
    3. Gas-little resistance to both deformation&compression
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