elastic modulus

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or elastic constantIn materials science and physical metallurgy, any of various numbers that quantify the response of a material to elastic or springy deflection.When tensile stress is applied to a material, the resulting strain is determined by Young's modulus (see Thomas Young), a constant defined as the ratio of the stress in a body to the corresponding strain. It has dimensions of (force)/(length)^{2} and is measured in units such as the pascal or newton per square meter (1 Pa = 1 N/m^{2}), dyne/cm^{2}, or lbs per sq in. (psi). See also elasticity.* * *
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