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What is generalized Hooke's Law?
Last Updated: 28th March, 2020
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Herein, what is Hooke's Law and explain?
Hooke's law, law of elasticity discovered by the English scientist Robert Hooke in 1660, which states that, for relatively small deformations of an object, the displacement or size of the deformation is directly proportional to the deforming force or load.
Also Know, is Hooke's law valid for all materials? General application to elastic materials Hooke's law only holds for some materials under certain loading conditions. Steel exhibits linear-elastic behavior in most engineering applications; Hooke's law is valid for it throughout its elastic range (i.e., for stresses below the yield strength).
Besides, what is Hooke's Law used for?
Hooke's Law is a principle of physics that states that the that the force needed to extend or compress a spring by some distance is proportional to that distance. In addition to governing the behavior of springs, Hooke's Law also applies in many other situations where an elastic body is deformed.
What is the spring constant k?
k is the spring constant, in Newtons per meter (N/m), and x is the displacement of the spring from its equilibrium position. The spring constant, k, is representative of how stiff the spring is. Stiffer (more difficult to stretch) springs have higher spring constants.