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# Hooke's law

Hooke's law 'hu̇ks- n a statement in physics: the stress within an elastic solid up to the elastic limit is proportional to the strain responsible for it
Hooke 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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• Hooke's law — models the properties of springs for small changes in length Prof. Walter Lewin explains Hooke s law, in …   Wikipedia

• Hooke's law — Hooke s law. См. Закон Гука. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

• Hooke's law — Physics. the law stating that the stress on a solid substance is directly proportional to the strain produced, provided the stress is less than the elastic limit of the substance. [1850 55; named after R. HOOKE who formulated it] * * * ▪ physics… …   Universalium

• Hooke's law — n. the law that the strain in a solid is proportional to the applied stress within the elastic limit of that solid. Etymology: R. Hooke, Engl. scientist d. 1703 * * * noun (physics) the principle that (within the elastic limit) the stress applied …   Useful english dictionary

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• Hooke's law — this states that within the limits of elasticity the strain produced by a stress of any one kind is proportional to the stress . The stress at which a material ceases to obey Hooke s Law is known as the limit of proportionality …   Mechanics glossary

• Hooke's law — noun Physics a law stating that the strain in a solid is proportional to the applied stress, within the elastic limit of that solid. Origin C19: named after the 17th cent. English scientist Robert Hooke …   English new terms dictionary

• Hooke's law — /ˈhʊks lɔ/ (say hooks law) noun the principle that, within the elastic limit, the strain on a body is proportional to the stress producing it. {from Robert Hooke, 1635–1703, English physicist, chemist and inventor} …   Australian English dictionary

• Hooke's law — noun Etymology: Robert Hooke Date: 1853 a statement in physics: the stress within an elastic solid is proportional to the strain responsible for it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• Hooke's law — noun the principle that the stress applied to a solid is directly proportional to the strain produced. This law describes the behavior of springs and solids stressed within their elastic limit …   Wiktionary