## Elasticity (physics)

In **physics** , **elasticity** (or stretchiness ) is the physical property of a material that returns to its original shape after the stress (e.g. external forces ) that made it deform or distort is removed. The relative amount of deformation is called the strain . The elastic regime is ]]

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## List of important publications in physics

This is a list of important publications in **physics** , organized by field. Some reasons why a particular publication might be regarded as important: Topic creator – A publication that created a new topic Breakthrough – A publication that changed scientific knowledge significantly

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## Mathematical physics

The Journal of Mathematical **Physics** defines this area as: "the application of mathematics to problems in **physics** and the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications and for the formulation of physical theories." [ 1 ] . There are several distinct branches of mathematical

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## Luminiferous aether

experiment , the aether as a mechanical medium having a state of motion, is not used anymore in modern **physics** , and is replaced by the theory of relativity and quantum theory . Contents 1 The history of light and aether 2 Maxwell's sea of molecular vortices and the indirect experimental

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## Soft body dynamics

strain, the local stress can be computed via the generalized form of Hooke's law : where is the " **elasticity** tensor " which encodes the material properties (parametrized in linear **elasticity** for an isotropic material by the Poisson ratio and Young's modulus ). The equation of motion of

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## Field (physics)

In **physics** , a field is a physical quantity associated to each point of spacetime . [ 1 ] A field can be classified as a scalar field , a vector field , a tensor field ,or a spinor field according to whether the value of the field at each point is a scalar , a vector , a spinor (e.g.

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