What will be the degrees of freedom of a ''Connected pair of compasses''?
Assuming they are rigidly connected then three degrees of translation, three degrees of rotation, and two compass needle positions.
Have you thought about this?
The needles will always be parallel.
This is not a simple concept. There will be N-N repulsion and N-S attraction.
Don't be rude.
Just because their equilibrium positions are parallel does not mean they will always be parallel.
The needles will not always be parallel. I can easily think of scenarios where they are not parallel.
Yes, but that is irrelevant to the question of the number of degrees of freedom.
I found that a "pair of compasses" refers to the tool for drawing arcs/circles. This question is so vague it's hard to begin to answer it in a coherent manner.
Really the question is so vague.....I'm getting different results every time....
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