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    Most practical specialization in mechanical engineering

    Hello everyone, I was wondering what is the most practical/hands on engineering specialization in mechanical that would not require someone to stay in front of a computer 8h a day, 40h a week because that is what I've mostly been doing at my internships so far (CFD simulations, excel, tecplot)...
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    Need help with laplace

    Homework Statement Homework Equations For a capacitor: i=C(de/dt) The Attempt at a Solution Using Kirchhoff's current law at the note above the resistor R2 I get the following equation, which I believe is right: C(e0' - ei') + (e0 - ei)/R1 + e0/R2 = 0 Then, since the source has a...
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    Machine element design

    Hello, I am looking for a good source of information about design of machines (static failure, fatigue theory, design of shafts and keys, spur gears, etc..). Maybe some free online material or lecture notes? It seems like a fairly difficult course but I could find very few information so far...
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    First moment and transversal shear

    Homework Statement [PLAIN]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6601/unledpicturex.png [Broken] Homework Equations q = \tau/b \tau = (VQ)/(Ib) I would like to calculate the shear flux in one row of nail. By taking the first moment for the upper board, calculating q and dividing by 2 I...
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    Dynamics: half-cylinder rolls without sliding.

    Homework Statement [PLAIN]http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6531/capturefma.jpg [Broken] Homework Equations Conservation of energy principle T1 + \sum U1-2 = T2 The Attempt at a Solution I have the correct answer for part a). T1 = 0 (since the system starts from rest). T2 =...
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    Dynamics: rogid bodies force and acceleration

    Homework Statement [PLAIN]http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1063/1763o.jpg [Broken] Homework Equations IG = (1/12)ml^2 \sum Ma=(IG+m(rG)^2) The Attempt at a Solution I take the moment about A, which gives me the following...
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    Probability question

    Homework Statement A multiple-choice quiz has 200 questions each with 4 possible answers of which 1 is correct. What is the probability that guesswork yields from 25 to 30 correct answers for 80 of the 200 questions. [HINT: approximation may be helpful here] Homework Equations Binomial...
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    Permutation problem

    Homework Statement If the class contains 7 mechanical, 6 civil and 5 electrical and we require that the 9 individuals who give their presentations on day 1 must include 3 mechanical, 3 civil and 3 electrical, how many different orders of presentation are there for day 1? Homework...
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    Programming in mechanical engineering

    Hi, I have a general question related to the mechanical engineering profession. I am a second year mechanical engineering student and I also have a college degree in computer science, my skills are mainly C/C++ programming and networking/Linux environment (system administration). I love...
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    ODE Euler-Cauchy

    Homework Statement Find a general solution of the differential equation xy'' − (1 + x2 )y' = 0. Homework Equations Euler-Cauchy general form : xnyn+xn-1yn-1 ... +y=g(x) The Attempt at a Solution At first I tried using Euler-Cauchy but by multiplying by x (to get the x2 in front...
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    Line integral problem

    Homework Statement Evaluate the following line integral on the indicated curve C \int(y^2-x^2)ds C: x = 3t(1+t), y=t^3 ; 0 <= t <= 2 Homework Equations ds = \sqrt{(f'(t))^2+(g'(t))^2}dt The Attempt at a Solution dx/dt = 3+6t dy/dt = 3t^2 ds = \sqrt{(3+6t)^2+(3t^2)^2}dt ds =...
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