Modulus of elasticity

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The ratio of the stress applied to a material verses its strain while it is maintained within its elastic limit. The modulus of elasticity is provides a comparison of the softness or stiffness of materials.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Elastizitätmodul (Deut.); module d'élasticité (Fr.); module d'Young (Fr.); módulo de Young (Port.); coefficient of elasticity; elastic modulus; Young's modulus; Hooke's modulus

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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