Hooke's law

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noun \ˈhu̇ks-\

Definition of Hooke's law

  1. :  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

Robert Hooke


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Hooke's law

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noun \ˈhu̇ks-\

Medical Definition of Hooke's law

  1. :  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

Hooke

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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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