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Sat May 28, 2011 By: Saara Acharya

mam are the coefficient of elasticity and bulk modulus the same things and have same dimensions

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Fri May 27, 2011
coefficient of elasticity -  the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body.
Bulk modulus (the ratio of the change in pressure acting on a volume to the fractional change in volume)
Coefficient of elasticity=stress/strain.As strain is dimensionless,coefficient of elasticity has got the dimensions of stress i.e.,
dimension of bulk modulus is MLT
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