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Fundamentals of Elasticity

  • J. S. Rao
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 20)

Abstract

Fundamentals of Theory of Elasticity or physics of deformable bodies were established during the scientific revolution. Engineers would call these deformable bodies as structures. Hooke’s law was discovered in 1660. Robert Hooke (1635–1703) was an English physicist. His important law of elasticity, known as Hooke’s law (1660), states that the stretching of a solid is proportional to the force applied to it. He published his law in 1678 [4].

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