Cutting FAQs:

Q: Is cutting the separation of a physical object?

A: Yes, and into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force.

Q: Is cutting the knife and saw?

A: Yes, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome.

Q: Is cutting less suitable for highly reflective materials such as aluminum?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cutting a compressive and shearing phenomenon?

A: Yes, and occurs only when the total stress generated by the cutting implement exceeds the ultimate strength of the material of the object being cut.