Mechanics- Key terms

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  • Created on: 31-05-15 23:16
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  • Key words
    • A Particle: Has a mass, but no size (we model most objects as particles)
    • Rigid Body: Has a size and mass, but does not change shape when forces are applied
    • Smooth:No friction present
    • Rough:There is friction present
    • Light:Has no mass (usually used for string/wire)
    • Inelastic/ inextensible:Does not stretch


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