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Physics Research in mechanics for a physics graduate possible?

  1. Oct 4, 2012 #1
    I am deeply interested in classical (newtonian) mechanics (gyroscopes, spinning tops, toys) and want to pursue a career in research in this field. What are the possible options?
    Also, can anyone suggest me all possible branches in applied physics related to mechanics?
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  3. Oct 4, 2012 #2


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    Well, you might consider nonlinear dynamics. Fluids and stuff. I don't think there's that much in solid bodies like gyroscopes and tops that we don't already have figured out.
  4. Oct 4, 2012 #3
    there is alot of research in solid mechanics, aerospace structures, superplasticity and the like. not much in the way of rigid bodies.
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