Thanks Jon, it was fun to see that the reference for the article was a Sams book from 1977. Back then one of the toughest design issues was how expensive, or difficult it was to obtain precision capacitor values. We use the same circuits today and don't think twice about buying 5% capacitors.
With a better understanding of materials’ response to load and temperature, researchers could potentially use the knowledge to improve design. The research could even help geologists studying plate tectonics.
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