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I'm stuck on a question, basically, i need to work out the poissons ratio for a solid cylinder 140mm dia by 4.0m long to find out if it's steel or aluminium. I know the formula for poisson ratio is lateral strain / axial strain. The question states that there is a force acting on the cylinder but gives no values, how would I go about working out the poisson's ratio? Any help would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks

Scott.

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# Calculating Poisson's ratio

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