Outcome: Stress and Strain

Compare and contrast stress versus strain in the Earth’s crust

This section introduces you to the concepts of stress and strain. You will learn their definitions and how they impact the Earth’s crust.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Differentiate between the types of stress: tension, compression, shear.
  • Differentiate between the types of strain: elastic, ductile, and fracture.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Stress In Earth’s Crust
  • Reading: Strain
  • Self Check: Stress and Strain


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