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Dynamic vs kinetic vs static in physics

  1. Sep 10, 2014 #1
    This is not a homework question, just a simple physics question which I decided to ask here. I held off from asking in the other general physics forum because I get accused of asking random questions that are insignificant. I really want to understand these terms and how they are compared in physics. I understand that dynamic is work done as intended and static is the opposite I think.
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  3. Sep 10, 2014 #2


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    So why not do some of your own research? The Wikipedia articles on the three topics you mention define them well.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamics_(mechanics [Broken])


    PF is great for asking about specific details, it's not designed as a primary source of information.
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  4. Sep 10, 2014 #3
    I got this all from my textbook, in mechanics and systems, but I did not know that wikipedia was a reliable scientific source for scientific knowledge. I appreciate your response billy, thank you for posting!
  5. Sep 10, 2014 #4


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    I probably wouldn't cite it for anything, but I've never been lead astray via wikipedia. ~99.9% of their stuff is cited with scholarly or other respectable sources and clicking the little number after a statement will take you to the link for the info. I use it frequently when I want some quick fast info. That and hyperphysics, the only problem with hyper is sometimes I feel like they don't go into enough detail. I haven't run into that issue on wiki.
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