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Engineers view of the world - Free Body Diagram

  1. Jun 18, 2011 #1


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    Okay, I'm still working on it... but this is a free body diagram of the front of my college's view from a nearby park, which I have special feelings too. It's the place that introduced me to the beauty and majesty of physics, and first place that showed me that I am able to be an excelling student. This place is my first love... :) so I give my love back... still in draft form mind you! I still have one more page to add and more things to draw overall.

    (I also drew myself somewhere ;) )

    I call it "engineer's view of the world"


    I hope you like it!


    PS. I would like to add that what first ignited the idea was a comment by ILS! So thanks ILS ;)

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=3251076&postcount=15 ))
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    i had a professor once that said "sometimes you need to see the palm trees without force vectors". ultimately, he turned out to be someone i had plenty of reason to dislike, but he had a point there.

    it reminds me of statics and dynamics classes, but there i had no artistic ability and would be drawing everything with a straightedge instead of freehand. so it makes me want to place you in an architect category.
  4. Jun 18, 2011 #3

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    I like it! :smile:

    Can't wait to see more upcoming drafts.
    Will you keep updating this thread?

    Btw, I found this picture lying around that kind of reminds me of what you've drawn:
    http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/9017/ortsingalovskitheshot.jpg [Broken]

    I like the beauty of it, although I have to admit I usually only see vectors and formulas myself, whenever I look at something.
    But I've been given to understand other people see real beauty in the world! :smile:

    Edit: Found you!
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  5. Jun 18, 2011 #4

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    I suppose it might be kind of a little bit similar...
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  6. Jun 19, 2011 #5


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    For a minute, I thought we were in the https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=270543" [Broken], thread.

    I agree with Proton, I see an architectural flair in your drawings. It did look like אורט סינגאלובסקי on your sketch (with a little artistic license on the first word). :smile:
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