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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.