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Zero degrees of freedom. Does it has any sense?

  1. May 14, 2004 #1
    I was discussing with my friends that problem:

    If we have a cone, upside down, rotating with angular speed constant, how much degrees of freedom, the system has?

    Ok, I think that if the movement is restricted to rotate around a static axis, and the speed of rotation is constant, you don't have any generalized coordinate to describe the movement...

    Is it possible? or even you have a generalized coordinate at last?

    Last edited: May 14, 2004
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  3. May 15, 2004 #2
    I would think that it has a cyclic 360 degree's of freedom.
  4. May 16, 2004 #3
    No, the degrees of freedom is the number of coordinates you need to describe the movement.
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