What is the Hooke's Law?

What is the Hooke's Law?

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  • kkanadekkanade Forum Coordinator
    Hooke's law is a law of physics that states that the force (F) needed to extend or compress a spring by some distance x scales linearly with respect to that distance.
  • djandricdjandric Member
    In modern theory of elasticity, Hooke's law may also be expressed in terms of stress and strain E.g. it may be written as stress = Young's modulus * strain. Note that in practical cases, this law is applicable only when the strain is quite small. At larger strains, most materials undergo some sort of plastic deformation or they fail, so this law is no longer applicable.
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