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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #179

    Question

    Explain the term "elastomer."

    Answer

    An elastomer is a material that cures to a synthetic rubber capable of returning to its original dimensions after tensile or compressive forces are applied, as long as the forces are within the limits of its yield strength.
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2004, Dave Guadagni.

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