# Stress, Strain and Hooke’s Law: Summary and Further Reading

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1. Stress, Strain and Hooke’s Law

**Summary of Key Equations**

All of the concepts from this unit combine to form the Generalized form of Hooke’s Law given below. This is the fundamental equation we will use to examine the deformation and loading of engineering structures. Below, you can find a summary of the key formulas that we have covered in this chapter.

\[\epsilon_x=\frac{1}{E}[\sigma_x-\nu(\sigma_y+\sigma_z)]+\alpha\Delta T \]

\[\epsilon_y=\frac{1}{E}[\sigma_y-\nu(\sigma_x+\sigma_z)]+\alpha\Delta T \]

\[\epsilon_z=\frac{1}{E}[\sigma_x-\nu(\sigma_x+\sigma_y)]+\alpha\Delta T \]

\[\gamma_{xy}=\frac{\tau_{xy}}{G} \]

\[\gamma_{xz}=\frac{\tau_{xz}}{G} \]

\[\gamma_{yz}=\frac{\tau_{yz}}{G} \]

**Further Reading**

**1.1 Stress **

Chapters 1.1-1.5

**1.2 Strain **

Chapter 2

**1.3 Hooke’s Law **

ChaptersĀ 3.1-3.4, 3.6-3.7

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