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PHYSICS HELP!-Hooke's Law

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You should expect concrete to have an elastic constant that is _____ than wood.
a. larger than
b. smaller than
c. equal to

So...based on what I looked up as the definition for elastic constant and linear elasticity, I think conrete is less elastic than wood is. As compared to concrete, can't wood bend a bit...IDK...am I misinterpreting the question? HELP PLEASE!

  • PHYSICS HELP!-Hooke's Law -

    Think this way: elastic eonstant= amoutForce per deformation.

    I can crush wood by stomping it, but not concrete, that takes a very large force.

  • PHYSICS HELP!-Hooke's Law -

    So because it would take more force to crush the concrete, then the elastic constant is larger than wood...or would it be smaller than wood because wood is more 'elastic'? Ugh...I'm sorry!

  • PHYSICS HELP!-Hooke's Law -

    more force per deformation, larger elastic constant.

    higher elastic constant, less elastic.Rubber bands have very low elastic constants.

  • PHYSICS HELP!-Hooke's Law -

    Thanks Mr. Bob!!!!

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