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Hooke's law Syllabification: Hooke's law
Pronunciation: /ˈho͝oks ˌlô/

Definition of Hooke's law in English:

A law stating that the strain in a solid is proportional to the applied stress within the elastic limit of that solid.
Example sentences
  • Hooke's law is based on the observation that, for many materials, there is a linear relationship between stress (force per unit area) and strain. Materials that obey Hooke's law when stressed are defined as being elastic.
  • Within the elastic range, the stress-strain relation of concrete obeyed Hooke's law, while the stress-strain behavior of soil followed the hyperbolic function of Duncan and Chang.
  • In addition to his research in pure mathematics, Hedrick was also interested in applications of mathematics and he wrote papers on a generalised form of Hooke's law and the transmission of heat in boilers.
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