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Who is behind the formula , stress = force / area ?

Who derived the equation ?
asked Jan 11, 2016 in Civil Engineering by jiya (218 points) | 32 views

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Augustin-Louis Cauchy, a french mathematician, coined this relation. His model was only valid for homogeneous medium where forces are assumed to be acting as a normal vector to the surface.
answered Jan 18, 2016 by Ayush Varshney (6 points)