In mechanical engineering we have various courses in strenght of materials, and I've noticed that graduate students learn the Theory of Elasticity. I've researched a little bit about it, and I know that the Theory of Elasticity is more general than strenght of materials. But I have some doubts on the range of applications of elasticity theory. When would I choose to use the more complicated methods of elasticity instead of the simple formulas that we learn in strength of materials?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Strength of materials vs Theory of Elasticity

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