Definition of Hooke's law

1. Noun. (physics) the principle that (within the elastic limit) the stress applied to a solid is proportional to the strain produced.

Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics



Definition of Hooke's law

1. Noun. (physics) 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. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hooke's law

1. The stress applied to stretch or compress a body is proportional to the strain, or change in length thus produced, so long as the limit of elasticity of the body is not exceeded. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Hooke's law

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1. Lessons in Elementary Practical Physics by Balfour Stewart, William Winson Haldane Gee (1885)
"Hooke-s Law.—When a body is distorted within the limits of perfect elasticity, the force with which it reacts is simply proportional to the amount of ..."

2. Mechanics, Molecular Physics and Heat: A Twelve Weeks' College Course by Robert Andrews Millikan (1903)
"... HOOKE,S LAW: YOUNG,S MODULUS Theory Most substances possess in greater or less degree two quite distinct kinds of elasticity: (1) elasticity of volume, ..."

3. The Elasticity and Resistance of the Materials of Engineering by William Hubert Burr (1903)
"Hooke.s law is to the effect that the intensity of stress is proportional to ... If £ is a constant coefficient, Hooke .s law will be given by the following ..."

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