Definition of Hooke's law in English:

Hooke's law

Syllabification: Hooke's law
Pronunciation: /ˈho͝oks ˌlô
  • A law stating that the strain in a solid is proportional to the applied stress within the elastic limit of that solid.
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    • 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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