Degree of Freedom, help me please…

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Hi everyone, I am a newbie here. Can you tell me what would the best definition of DEGREE OF REEDOM be?
 

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FredGarvin
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It depends on the type of system, but essentially you can think of it as a way something can move. If you think of a mechanical movement, there are 6 basic components that something can move in 3D space. It can move linearly in the X, Y and Z directions. It can also rotate about the same three axes. Gneral motion is a combination of those 6 movements. It is said that the body has 6 degrees of freedom if it is not constrained in any way.
 

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