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science physics# What is generalized Hooke's Law?

Last Updated: 28th March, 2020

**Generalized Hooke's Law**. The

**generalized Hooke's Law**can be used to predict the deformations caused in a given material by an arbitrary combination of stresses. The linear relationship between stress and strain applies for.

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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.