Read the following two statements below carefully and state, with reasons, if it is true or false.(a) The Young’s modulus of rubber is greater than that of steel; (b) The stretching of a coil is determined by its shear modulus. | Learn NCERT solution | Education portal Class 11 Physics | Study online Unit-9 Mechanical properties of Solids



Q.4:- Read the following two statements below carefully and state, with reasons, if it is true or false.(a) The Young’s modulus of rubber is greater than that of steel;
(b) The stretching of a coil is determined by its shear modulus.

 

 

Answer:-



(a) False, because for given stress there is more strain in rubber than steel and modulus of elasticity is inversely proportional to strain.

(b) True, because the stretching of coil simply changes its shape without any change in the length of the wire used in the coil due to which shear modulus of elsticity is involved.