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Which one is more elastic: steel or rubber. and why?

  1. Sep 5, 2009 #1
    Hi,

    I want to know that which one is more elastic:
    steel or rubber.
    and why?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 5, 2009 #2
    Re: Elasticity

    You are comparing apples to oranges. Steel obeys Hooke's Law (in the elastic region) and rubber is non-Hookean material. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks
    Matt
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2009
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