Unlike fluids, solids do not respond to outside force by flowing or easily compressing. The term elasticity refers to the manner in which solids respond to stress, or the application of force over a given unit area. An understanding of elasticity—a concept that carries with it a rather extensive vocabulary of key terms—helps to illuminate the properties of objects from steel bars to rubber bands to human bones.

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DR. Gagan Gupta
For wood or for any material; whether the modulus of elasticity (young's modulus), when measured under compression test could be different from the modulus of elasticity when measured under tension test. Kindly support the information.
Gagan Gupta
Navas pk
I want application of elastic behaviour of metels or application of elasticity in daily life

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