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Rigid body and Solid body

  1. Jan 8, 2013 #1
    What is the main difference between Solid body and Rigid body ?

    Can you give me example some of them !
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  3. Jan 8, 2013 #2
    Well what do you think the differences are?
  4. Jan 8, 2013 #3
    A solid body can be deformed while a rigid body can not....

    Example ????????????????????????
  5. Jan 8, 2013 #4
    Try thinking about it another way.

    What does solid mean
    What does rigid mean
    and what are their opposites

    Now can a body be both solid and rigid? (yes)

    In fact you have four possibilities

    1)Solid and rigid
    2)Solid and non rigid

    3) Rigid and solid (which is the same as 1)
    4) Rigid and hollow

    However 1 and 3 are the same so there are only 3 distinct possibilities.

    I can't believe you can't think of your own football (sorry examples)

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