Suppose denotes a spring exerting a force on a load, and denotes the position of where the position at which the force exerted by on b is taken to be zero. Then F=-kx, according to 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.

The principle that the stress within a solid is proportional to the strain. It holds only for strains of a few percent or less.

A principle of elasticity formulated by English physicist Robert Hooke (1635-1703), who discovered that strain is proportional to stress. Hooke's lawcan be written as a formula, = ks, where is the applied force, the resulting change in dimension, and a constant whose value is related to the nature and size of the object being subjected to stress. Hooke's law applies only when the elastic limit has not been exceeded.

A law which states that when a material is behaving elastically, the strain in the material is directly proportional to the stress producing it.

When a load is applied to any elastic body is deformed or strained, then the resulting stress (the tendency of the body to resume its normal condition) is proportional to the strain. Stress is measured in units of force per unit area, strain is the extent of the deformation.

Load is proportional to displacement.

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

relationship between restoring force, F, and displacement, d, for a harmonic oscillator: F=-kd. The proportionality constant k is called the spring constant.

Hooke's Law states that the amount a material stretches is proportional to the force applied to it, provided that the elastic limit has not been reached. Hooke's Law

Defines the basis for the measurement of mechanical stresses via the strain measurement. The gradient of Hooke's line is defined by the ratio of which is equivalent to the Modulus of Elasticity E (Young's Modulus).

A material in which the stress is linearly proportional to strain is said to obey Hooke's law. See also modulus of elasticity.

Hooke's law is named after the 17th century physicist Robert Hooke.