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12.2: Stress and Strain - Geosciences

OverviewRocks change as they undergo stress, which is just a force applied to a given area. For example, imagine the stress that is created both at the tip of high heeled shoes and the bottom of athletic shoes. In the high heeled shoe, the area is very small, so that stress is concentrated at that point, while the stress is more spread out in an athletic shoe.

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