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i want to understand physics as follows 1)Physics is the study of nature 2)mechanics is the study of response of...
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In classical mechanics, if we consider the motion of a particle of mass m, then ...
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I'm having trouble understanding what a deformable system is? Please give me a detailed example with your...
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I have a component made of some sort of stamped steel which has a significant magnetic field (upto 2000mGa) which I...
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Does anyone know how ships are degaussed exactly? I know that basically very thick electrically conducting cables are...
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HELP! I am currently working on the derivation of the equations of motion for three coupled pendula, The mass and...
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Hello everyone obviously smarter than I. There is an answer I seek, to a project that is willing to be done. I'm...
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i wonder how we can describe the degree of diffraction of waves in a single slit in a mathematical formula , with the...
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I have been trying to learn degree of freedom and constraints by myself. However the content of these materials are...
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A particle has 3 degree of freedom (dof) , so we write 3N dof for N particles... But I have a fundamental doubt: 3...
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Hello, how do i calculate the degree of freedom for a rigid body with 3 mass points? My guess will be 6 degrees of...
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How to find the Degree of freedom (Mechanics) of system? Thank you so much.
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NOTE: This is not a homework problem. So don't move it. I was reading about degree of freedom and came to know that...
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Can anyone explain to me why does a figure which can't move from a plain has three degrees of freedom?
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In lecture 2 of his series on Classical Physics, Prof. Balakrishnan asks how many degrees of freedom there are in a...
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What are the number of degrees of freedom of 1)a square sheet moving in XY plane 2)a triangular lamina moving...
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A particle has 3 degrees of freedom, therefore N particles have 3N degrees of freedom. But a two particle whose...
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How is for rigid body made up of n particle, the degree of freedom is 3n-nC2.i can understand that degree freedom of...
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Another way of stating it is the sum of the dot products of vectors B and vectors A = 0 Is this because the dot...
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So given the common explanation here for Del dot B equals 0 to be "There are no magnetic monopoles.", since the title...
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