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Linear systems in physics

  1. Jul 14, 2004 #1

    i need to make a proyect based on a microprocessor for an aplication in physics, since a micro just can add , substract or multiply in integer numbers
    i think the only aplication could be in linear systems like

    electric networks
    system of spring and mass

    im wondering if does exist a different kind of application that uses only linear systems .

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  3. Jul 20, 2004 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    Static analysis of particles, rigid bodies, and structures will lead to linear systems of equations. So will certain hydraulic systems--in fact the equations are formally identical to those for resistive electric circuits (pressure is analogous to voltage, flow rate to current, and pressure drops to loads).

    Only if it's static. Dynamic systems of springs and masses are linear differential equations, not algebraic equations.
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