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A law stating that the strain in a solid is proportional to the applied stress within the elastic limit of that solid.
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘This means that the elastic components (interdoublet linkages) do not exhibit linear Hooke's law behavior.’
‘In 1660 he discovered an instance of Hooke's law while working on designs for the balance springs of clocks.’