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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

When you stretch a rubber band, are you subjecting it to compressional, tensional, or shearing forces?

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The force involved while stretching a rubber band.

Explanation

The crust of the Earth has been experiencing tectonic forces since the geological past, due to which the crust has undergone numerous deformations. Such tectonic forces can be classified into three types, among which the difference would be in the direction of the applied forces.

Compressional tectonic forces, tensional tectonic forces, and shearing tectonic forces are the major tectonic forces. The compressional tectonic forces would push crustal rocks from both sides together...

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