1 Controlled and uncontrolled separation of parts.
2 Strength and fracture mechanics: the basics.
3 Processes of separation.
4 Surface work and microstructure
5 Orthogonal cutting: microtoming to metal planeing
6 Types of chip: Fracture transitions and load fluctuations
7 Oblique cutting and curved blades: Bacon slicing to helical milling
8 Three-dimensional Cutting: Penetration, scratching, grinding, abrasive wear
9 Sawing: the design and function of serrations and the removal of matter
10 Piercing and perforating: punctures, arms and armor
11 Sharpness and Bluntness
12 Dynamic cutting
12 Biological and medical cutting
13 Unintentional cutting. Supermarket plastic bags, falling objects, ships hitting rocks.