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In mechanics , and physics , Hooke 's law of elasticity is an approximation that states that the extension of a spring is in direct proportion with the load applied to it. Many materials obey this law as long as the load does not exceed the material's elastic limit . Materials for which Hooke

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influence remains today. Allan Chapman has characterised him as "England's Leonardo ". [ 1 ] Hooke studied at Wadham College during the Protectorate where he became one of a tightly knit group of ardent Royalists centred around John Wilkins . Here he was employed as an assistant to Thomas

Boyle's law print that page


the results. According to Robert Gunther and other authorities, it was Boyle's assistant, Robert Hooke , who built the experimental apparatus. Boyle's law is based on experiments with air, which he considered to be a fluid of particles at rest in between small invisible springs. At that time

Scientific law print that page

do not apply in case of compressible flow such as occurs in transonic and supersonic flight, Hooke 's law only applies to strain below the elastic limit , etc. The term "scientific law" is traditionally associated with the natural sciences , though the social sciences also contain scientific | 2011/9/16 10:08:49

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