# When subjected to a force of compression, the length of a bone (compression Young's modulus 9.4 x 109 N/m2

When subjected to a force of compression, the length of a bone (compression Young's modulus 9.4 x 109 N/m2, tensile Young's modulus 1.6 x 1010 N/m2)

When subjected to a force of compression, the length of a bone (compression Young's modulus 9.4 x 109 N/m2, tensile Young's modulus 1.6 x 1010 N/m2) decreases by 1.5 x 10-5 m. When this same bone is subjected to a tensile force of the same magnitude, by how much does it stretch?

= 1.5 \times 10^{-5}(\frac{9.4 \times 10^{9}}{16 \times 10^{9}})

= 0.881 \times 10^{-5}m

= 8.81 \times 10^{-6}m