modulus of elasticity

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modulus of elasticity

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(General Physics) the ratio of the stress applied to a body or substance to the resulting strain within the elastic limit. Also called: elastic modulus See also Young's modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity
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Noun1.modulus of elasticity - (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic bodymodulus of elasticity - (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
modulus - (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
bulk modulus - the ratio of the change in pressure acting on a volume to the fractional change in volume
modulus of rigidity - the coefficient of elasticity for a shearing force
Young's modulus - a coefficient of elasticity applicable to the stretching of a wire
Translations
modulo di elasticità
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