qânun-e Hooke (#)
Fr.: loi de Hooke
The law stating that if a body is deformed the → strain
produced is directly proportional to the applied → stress.
If the elastic limit is not exceeded, the material returns to its original shape and
size on the removal of the stress. Hooke's law forms the basis of the theory of
Named after Robert Hooke (1635-1703), British scientist who described the relationship in 1676; → law.