Robert Hooke

  • Robert Hooke

    Developed balance spring and discovered the law of elasticity.
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    Linking History to the Now

  • Balance Spring

    Invented by Robert Hooke, the Balance Spring is used in watches today and was made to replace the pendulum.
  • Elasticity

    Discovered by Robert Hooke, the law of Elasticity describes the tendency of solid materials to return to their original shape after being deformed.
  • Relevence Today

    The balance spring is used in watches and clocks today. Also the law of elasticity stil exists today, and helps scientists make new discoverys.