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What is a simple way to describe Hooke’s law?

Hooke’s law is a law of elasticity. It describes the elastic potential of various objects, such as a metal spring or a hair tie. This physics principle tells us how much force is needed to stretch (or deform) an object with elastic potential and, conversely, return it to its original shape. The level of force required is directly proportional to the distance the object is stretched.

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