# Definitions for hooke's lawhooke's law

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1. Hooke's lawnoun

(physics) the principle that (within the elastic limit) the stress applied to a solid is proportional to the strain produced

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1. Hooke's law

Hooke's law is a principle of physics that states that the force needed to extend or compress a spring by some distance is proportional to that distance. That is, where is a constant factor characteristic of the spring, its stiffness. Hooke's equation in fact holds in many other situations where an elastic body is deformed, such as wind blowing on a tall building, a musician plucking a string of a violin, or the filling of a party balloon. An elastic body or material for which this equation can be assumed is said to be linear-elastic or Hookean. Hookes's law is only a first order linear approximation to the real response of springs and other elastic bodies to applied forces. It must eventually fail once the forces exceed some limit, since no material can be compressed beyond a certain minimum size, or stretched beyond a maximum size, without some permanent deformation or change of state. In fact, many materials will noticeably deviate from Hooke's law well before those elastic limits are reached. On the other hand, Hooke's law is an accurate approximation for most solid bodies, as long as the forces and deformations are small enough. For this reason, Hooke's law is extensively used in all branches of science and engineering, and is the foundation of many disciplines such as seismology, molecular mechanics and acoustics. It is also the fundamental principle behind the spring scale, the manometer, and the balance wheel of the mechanical clock.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of hooke's law in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of hooke's law in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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