Elasticity (physics)

physical property when materials or objects return to original shape after deformation
(Redirected from Modulus of elasticity)

Something that is elastic can be stretched or deformed (changed) and returned to its original form, like a rubber band. It tries to come back to its first shape. The stress is the force applied; the strain is how much the shape is changed, and the elastic modulus is the ratio between those numbers.

A rubber band is elastic, and can be stretched
Economic elasticity is at elasticity (economics)

This idea was first suggested[1] by Robert Hooke in 1675.


  1. "Arch Design". Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-03-17.