coefficient of elasticity


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coefficient of elasticity

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt əv i‚las′tis·əd·ē]
(mechanics)

modulus of elasticity

In an elastic material which has been subject to strain below its elastic limit, the ratio of the unit stress to the corresponding unit strain.
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The analysis according to the criterion of coefficient of elasticity leads to the following conclusions:
The reduction in the tariff rates over time affects the coefficient of elasticity for imports significantly.
The capacity to resist deflection increases as the coefficient of elasticity increases.
The coefficient of elasticity is then simply the ratio of the difference between the logarithms of the quantities to the difference between the logarithms of the prices.
where [delta] is the coefficient of elasticity of adjustment and its value is expected to lie between zero and unity.

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