What is Position: Definition and 1000 Discussions

The missionary position or man-on-top position is a sex position in which, generally, a woman lies on her back and a man lies on top of her while they face each other and engage in vaginal intercourse. The position may also be used for other sexual activity, such as anal sex. It is commonly associated with heterosexual sexual activity, but is also used by same-sex couples.The missionary position is the most common sex position, but is not regarded as the most favoured one. It may involve sexual penetration or non-penetrative sex (for example, intercrural sex), and its penile-vaginal aspect is an example of ventro-ventral (front-to-front) reproductive activity. Variations of the position allow varying degrees of clitoral stimulation, depth of penetration, participation on the part of the woman, and the likelihood and speed of orgasm.
The missionary position is often preferred by couples who enjoy the romantic aspects of ample skin-to-skin contact and opportunities to look into each other's eyes and kiss and caress each other. The position is also believed to be a good position for reproduction. During sexual activity, the missionary position allows the man to control the rhythm and depth of pelvic thrusting. It is also possible for the woman to thrust against him by moving her hips or pushing her feet against the bed, or squeeze him closer with her arms or legs. The position is less suitable for late stages of pregnancy, or when it is desired for the woman to have greater control over rhythm and depth of penetration.

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  1. C

    Encoder Coupling Problem

    I have an encoder that measures the rotational angle of a shaft. The problem is that the other end of the shaft can move in X and Y (forward/backward and left/right) as well as rotate. Assuming I can get couplings to link the shaft to the encoder and the moving item, will the encoder always...
  2. hraghav

    Finding the x component of position vector

    I first calculated the time using y = (viy)(t) + 0.5gt^2 where y is the vertical displacement which is 0 for the ball landing back on the ground, viy is the initial vertical velocity ie 16.55m/s and g = -9.8m/s}^2. I get 2 values for t, t=0 and t= 3.377s. Then using the equation x = (vix)(t) =...
  3. Wrichik Basu

    Query runs fine in MySQL, but returns empty list in Python

    I have a database that looks like this: I want to get the "leaderboard position" of a particular member. The idea is to order the data by the score column, and then retrieve the row position of that particular member id. This is my query in MySQL: SET @rowNum := 0; SELECT rowNum FROM(...
  4. MatinSAR

    Find force as a function of position: F=F(x) using v=v(t)

    If we consider ##v=-3t^2## then: $$x=-t^3$$$$a=-6t$$ Using ##t=-x^{1/3}## we have : ##a=-6(-x^{1/3})=6x^{1/3}##. My answer suggust that ##F=Ax^{1/3}## but in options we have ##F=-Ax^{1/3}##. Can someone guide me where my mistake is?
  5. MatinSAR

    Relative Motion: Understanding the Relationship Between Moving Objects

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  6. F

    I Finding position vector in general local basis

    How do you derive the position vector in a general local basis? For example, in spherical coordinates, it's ##\vec r =r \hat {\mathbf e_r}##, not an expression that involves that involves the vectors ## {\hat {\mathbf e_{\theta}}}## and ## \hat {{\mathbf e_{\phi}}}##. But how would you show this?
  7. indefiniteintegral

    Solving for φ on an oscillation problem

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  8. bob012345

    I Most Likely Position of an Electron

    The peak of the radial probability density for the 1s state is at the Bohr radius ##a_0##. But if we consider equal volumes as cartesian boxes, can one fairly say the electron has a higher probability of occupying a box near the nucleus than elsewhere because the peak of ##\psi^* \psi## is at zero?
  9. D

    A How Does Position Interact with Spin Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics?

    I know how position and momentum commute, but now I have the spin angular momentum operator involved as well as a dot product. Specifically, what would the commutation [x,S·p] be?
  10. Lil123

    Can a sudden blow truly change potential energy?

    Why there will be no change in potential energy due to this sharp blow ? Potential energy is a function of position , so won't this position get changed due to this sharp blow?Please help!
  11. D

    I Can We Accurately Measure Momentum in the Lab?

    In the lab, how accurately can we measure momentum? What is the max value of the uncertainty in position as the uncertainty in momentum approaches zero? Or vice versa. What experiments do these types of measurements?
  12. C

    Engineering Computer Graphics: Finding the position of a lightpen on the face of a CRT

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  13. Edy56

    Engineering Calculate voltage and position of the slider

    Is my work correct? I got confused whether the current Splits or not, but i decided against it.
  14. flamebane

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    Even though I have all the formulas needed to do this problem, I cant figure out how to get rA, rB and rA' aswell as rB'
  15. E

    Vector is a function of its position or not?

    At first I thought that this force vector ## \vec F = 3 \hat x + 2 \hat y ## is a function of ## x ## and ## y ##, which is to say that its magnitude and direction vary with the x and y positions, but this is not so, right? It's just a force with a constant magnitude and direction. And I can...
  16. M

    Engineering Kinematic modelling of a mechanism (General Crank)

    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with a job at the university that consists of the kinematic modeling of mechanism number 3 in the image attached to this message. I have to set up the constraint equations and then solve the position, velocity and acceleration problem. For now I would...
  17. G

    How to find the equilibrium position of three masses (two of them fixed)?

    Question: Suppose that two bodies of masses m1 and m2 are a fixed distance d apart, and that both of them act on a third body of mass m. Find the position of the third body such that the two forces are in equilibrium. I have solved this question and obtained the answer listed in the back of the...
  18. ergospherical

    What is the Wave Function for a Particle in One Dimension in Dirac Formalism?

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  19. B

    A Optimizing MCP Position Resolution: Latest Research and References"

    Hello! I am doing some calculations and I would like to use the best value for a micro channel plate (position sensitive) position resolution to date. I don't care too much about the details, but I don't want to use too small of a value and of course I'd like to give a reference for this value...
  20. C

    B Is it possible to measure both position and momentum simultaneously?

    A simultaneous measurement of both a particle's position and momentum may be successfully accomplished if more than one photon were utilized for the measurement. A non-demolishing measurement is possible if the emitters were aligned such that each would offset the other’s recoil of the target...
  21. 1

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    Hi everyone, I have started delving into the "nightmare" of source definition and in my opinion, the MCNP manual here sounds even more cryptic and obscure than in other sections. By the way, I have a question related what is reported in paragraph 5.8.1 of the MCNP® Code Version 6.3.0 Theory &...
  22. Addez123

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  23. S

    Why is the elastic potential energy in position 2 zero?

    Hello, so we have two potitions right, if we take ##\theta = 90## as the first position (i.e. both rods are flat) and then the second position at ##\theta = 0##. I totally understand the exercise, not difficult. The only issue I am having is the torsional spring... it says that it is uncoiled...
  24. J

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    So the pattern goes: x(t) v(t) a(t) jerk(t) You can keep taking slopes of lines, and slopes of slopes - my questions is, what happens in the other direction- areas under curves and more areas under curves. What is the area under the x(t) curve? x*t, what is position multiplied by time?
  25. thegreengineer

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    Hello everyone. This is my first post here. I hope that you had a good Christmas eve and that you are in good health. Recently I graduated with a B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering, and I got a job in a local manufacturing company in my hometown. Before proceeding with the post, I want to say that...
  26. iceninja3

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  27. H

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    Hi, I asked this question elsewhere, but I didn't understand the answer. It seems to be easy to understand, but for some reason I'm really confuse. I'm not sure how to find the average position of an electron and the average separation of an electron and his proton in a hydrogen atom. To be...
  28. C

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    For this problem, How did they get that formula shown? My working is, All the solutions wrote was, Many thanks!
  29. Anyname Really

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  30. Leo Liu

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  31. T

    Initial Position Discrepancy Involving Fluid Resistance

    Good evening, I have a question on the problem I've provided in the homework statement. Essentially, the problem is asking us to compare the maximum height and time to max-height between a simple projectile motion case vs. a case using fluid resistance proportional to v. I've solved everything...
  32. S

    Best position for a cockpit? (in a spaceship doing high G maneuvers)

    I'm currently reading the expanse and thinking a lot about how the spaceships are built. As far as I understand, the cockpit and control room sit on top of the ship (with the ships beeing built like skyscrapers). Now since there are no windows, I feel like the cockpit doesn't need to be in the...
  33. G

    High voltage transformer windings position

    Good morning all! I have a quick question regarding high voltage transformers, can someone explain why we need to put the low voltage winding the closest to the core and the high voltage winding on the "outside"? Have a nice day!
  34. homeworkhelpls

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  35. pokespriter

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  36. T

    A Contravariance, Covariance, stress and position vector

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  37. P

    How to model the behavior of a closed loop position system?

    Hello everyone, I would need help to model a motorized system controlled in a closed loop. It is a personal project. At first, I am looking to obtain the transfer function and simulate the system on computer. In a second step (not the aim of this thread), I would like to use this simulation to...
  38. K

    I Using position of free particle to measure time

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  39. M

    I Motor driven pendulum - How to track its position?

    Hello, On the image below is a test pendelum for rock wool production. The pendelum is driven by two induction motors. When the right motor makes one revolution, the left motor makes two revolutions. The motors are positionally locked (example: when the right motor is at 35.3° the left motor is...
  40. H

    I Being at the position of a singularity before it is formed

    Suppose we have a large sphere with thin non rotaring surface of floating iron particles (to prevent that they start a chain reaction making a star instead of a black hole) with a total mass sufficient to form a black hole. with an observer in the center of the sphere. This means the sphere...
  41. S

    B Questions about the position of the particle

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  42. S

    Finding the position vector for translated frame of reference

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  43. G

    Find v_1 for projectile using start position, final position and angle

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  44. L

    Image position and magnification for underwater spherical lens

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  45. A

    I Deriving kinematic equation for position

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  46. Ahmed1029

    I How could electric susceptibilbility depend on position?

    In the statement encircled, what does Griffiths actually mean?
  47. U

    Calculating x Position of a Moving Object

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  48. A

    B Our Sun's position in the Milky Way Galaxy

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  49. G

    I Is it really superposition, or do we just not know its position?

    I have a basic question regarding quantum systems in their potential and defined states: Do quantum systems exist in many possible states (i.e. defined as an uncollapsed wave function) merely because we don’t know what state it’s in (i.e. because we haven’t ‘observed’ or measured it, and...
  50. K

    I What is the Role of the Radial Position Operator in Quantum Mechanics?

    While trying to find the expectation value of the radial distance ##r## of an electron in hydrogen atom in ground state the expression is : ##\begin{aligned}\langle r\rangle &=\langle n \ell m|r| n \ell m\rangle=\langle 100|r| 100\rangle \\ &=\int r\left|\psi_{n \ell m}(r, \theta...
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