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Equations for surface-object contact.

  1. May 30, 2009 #1
    Hello there my fellow physics fans!

    I have decided to enter a national science competition in my potato obsessed homeland of Ireland called the "BT Young Scientist Awards".

    I am simply looking for clarification of the uniqueness of my project concept:

    I am planning on creating equations that predict the outcome of an object coming in contact with a surface.

    If this description rings any bells please let me know.

    Thanking you in advance for any help you may offer.

    The Mysterious,
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  3. May 30, 2009 #2
    Just to clarify, the components of this equation may be: surface consistency, impact of force, heights etc.
  4. May 30, 2009 #3


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    I suggest one of the first books you look at be Johnson's Contact Mechanics.
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