1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have a piece of metal with one end fastened to a table by a clamp and the other end off the table. I only know the length of the beam and the strain. I am trying to figure out the stress in order to figure out youngs module so the metal can be identified. How do I do this? 2. Relevant equations I have tried: stress = force/area 3. The attempt at a solution By using the above equation and then calculating youngs module I get something that is not nearly close to the characteristics of a metal.