coefficient of elasticity

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 Noun 1 coefficient of elasticity - (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic bodynatural 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 substancebulk modulus - the ratio of the change in pressure acting on a volume to the fractional change in volumemodulus of rigidity - the coefficient of elasticity for a shearing forceYoung's modulus - a coefficient of elasticity applicable to the stretching of a wire
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It can be observed that if the inclusions grid is regular then density primarily influence on coefficient of elasticity matrix C.
The value of the coefficient of elasticity for this variable is calculated as 0.144 which tells us that an increase of one percent in the food subsidy will increase calorie intake by 0.144 percent.
Since price and quantity demanded are inversely related, the coefficient of elasticity of demand is a negative number.
The coefficient of elasticity of probability of poverty is -0.00161, hence it is inelastic.
The case [10.sup.2] [[delta].sub.1[alpha]] = 1.0 represents the inhomogeneous material whose linear coefficient of elasticity [alpha](X) changes linearly with a maximum deviation from the basic value [[alpha].sup.(1)], equal to one per cent.

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