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Elasticity
(1,153 words)

1. Introduction

Elasticity was one of the material phenomena that were newly subjected to a quantifying, mathematical treatment from the 17th century onwards. Its study was intertwined with a broad range of interests and applications, and its history is important for understanding developments in physics, technology, architecture, and mathematics. The elastic behavior of materials, typically the ben…

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Guicciardini, Niccolò, “Elasticity”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018667>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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