University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science MatS 3011: Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering Spring Semester 2012 Homework #6 (Due March 28, 2012) 1)(10 pts) Callister 9.8. 2)(10 pts) Callister 9.11. 3)(10 pts) Callister 9.17. 4)(10 pts) Callister 9.18. 5)(10 pts) Callister 9.24. 6)(10 pts) Callister 9.26. 7)(10 pts) Reverse engineering is analyzing the product to figure out how it was designed or manufactured. It is a common method used by companies to see if competitors are violating their patent. Reverse engineering is also used to figure out how a competitor maybe producing products for the purpose of emulating their processing methods or gaining insight into their cost; i.e., it may be used ethically or unethically. Suppose that you are working for a company and you suspect that a company that has just entered the market with a similar product (an alloy that contains Mg and Pb with a very particular microstructure that gives it the desired properties) to yours and selling it at a cheaper price to take market share away
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