Poisson's ratio

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Etymology[edit]

Named for Siméon Denis Poisson (1781-1840), French mathematician.

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Poisson's ratio

  1. Of a material in tension or compression, the ratio of the strain in the direction of the applied load to the strain normal to the load. Abbreviated ν.

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