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modulus of torsion
noun
,
Physics.
1.
shear modulus
.
shear modulus
noun
,
Physics.
1.
a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between the force per unit area
(shearing stress)
that laterally deforms the substance and the shear
(shearing strain)
that is produced by this force.
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Also called
modulus of rigidity
,
modulus of torsion,
torsion modulus
.
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modulus of torsion
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shear modulus
See under
modulus of elasticity
.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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