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What is hookes law ?

Hookes law states that the strain in a solid is proportional to the stress applied, until the elastic limit is reached.


What is the elastic limit ?

When hookes law no longer applies, and the material can no longer go back to its original shape/length.


How can you tell an object has reached its elastic limit by looking at a graph?

What the gradient is no longer straight.