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What is axial rigid body motion?

  1. Oct 21, 2013 #1
    What is axial rigid body motion? Is it along Z-axis?

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  3. Oct 21, 2013 #2


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    That's a reasonable guess, if you don't have any more information.
  4. Oct 26, 2013 #3
    Never heard that term before, but assuming the body in the figure is rotating around the z-axis then the torque that creates that rotation would be along the z-axis. However the force would be in the XY-plane.
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