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Unsolved Scientific Problems in Classical Mechanics

  1. Feb 5, 2015 #1
    Hallo Everyone,

    What are the most important unsolved problems in Classical Mechanics especially related to mechanics of rigid body mechanics, deformable-body mechanics and, fluid mechanics.
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  3. Feb 5, 2015 #2

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    I have read that complicated fluid dynamics and turbulence is still a beast to deal with.
    e.g. http://www.livescience.com/33075-how-bees-fly.html -- scientists took a while to figure out how bumble bees generate enough lift for flight.
  4. Feb 5, 2015 #3


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    For classical mechanics, the N-body problem is still unsolved, except for a few special cases. It's been around since Newton.

  5. Feb 6, 2015 #4
    Not sure if important, but I think there is still missing A classical mechanics-only approach to geometric phases in chaotic systems .
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