Definition of Hooke's law
: a statement in physics: the stress within an elastic solid is proportional to the strain responsible for it
Origin and Etymology of hooke's law
First Known Use: 1853
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Medical Definition of Hooke's law
: a statement in physics: the stress within an elastic solid up to the elastic limit is proportional to the strain responsible for it
Biographical Note for hooke's law
Robert (1635–1703), British physicist. Hooke was an outstanding scientist who did research in a great number of diverse areas. In 1660 he discovered the law which now bears his name. This law laid the basis for studies of stress and strain in elastic solids.
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