Equation icon  Hooke's law

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Description: Hooke's law describes the repulsive force exerted by an elastically deformed material (or spring). This equation is analogous to Young's modulus.

TeX format: {F} = {-kx}

F {F} = Reaction force (N) {N}
k {k} = Spring constant (kgs-2) {kg.s^{-2}}
x {x} = Displacement (m) {m}

Keywords: springs • vibration • elastic deformation • Hooke's law • Young's modulus
Categories: Science approaches
Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Elastic deformation
Applications > Energy
Applications > Sports & leisure
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Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Elastic modulus
Created by: The University of Liverpool
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Date created: 02 July 2010
Date added: 04 August 2010
Resource ID: 3169