How did Robert Hooke discover Hooke's law?


How did Robert Hooke discover Hooke's law?

Hooke's law:

Hooke's law states that the unilateral elongation of a body is directly proportional to the applied force. This law applies until the body reaches its elasticity limit. After this limit has been reached, the body is deformed and cannot recover its original shape.

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Robert Hooke discovered Hooke's law while working in the designs of a portable clock. He noticed that controlling the clock with springs instead of a...

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Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation


Chapter 4 / Lesson 19

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Hooke's Law is and use the equation for Hooke's Law to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

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