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I was wondering of there was some formula for finding the potential energy stored in a strained/stressed solid. I have this problem:

A scallop forces open its shell with a material called abductin, the elastic modulus of which is about 2.20×106 N/m2. If this piece of abductin is 2.88 mm thick and has a cross-sectional area of 0.515 cm2, how much potential energy does it store when compressed 1.19 mm?

Unfortunately my prof. didnt mention a damned thing about potential energy, so i was wondering if someone could help me out with this... oh yeah and it's not in our book either...

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# Homework Help: Formula for potential energy store din a strained solid?

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