Models and modelling assumptions

Model
Modelling Assumption
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Particle - dimensions are negligible
Rotational forces and air resistance are ignored. The mass is concentrated in one place
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Rod - only 1 dimension is important (rod or beam)
No thickness. Mass in concetrated along line. Rigid
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Lamina - area but negigble thickness (sheet of paper)
Mass distributed across surface
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Uniform body - mass is distributed evenly
Mass is concetrated at a single point at the centre (centre of mass)
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Light Object - mass is small compared to other objects (string, pulley)
Object has ZERO mass. Tension is equal both ends of a light string.
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Inextensible sting - a string that doesn't stretch under a load.
The ACCELERATION is the same in both objects connected by a taut, inextensible string.
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Smooth surface
Friction between object and surface is ingnored. (assume there isn't any)
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Rough Surface
There IS friction between the surface and objects on it when they are moving.
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Wire - rigid thin length metal
Treated as 1 dimensional
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Smooth and light pulley - ALL pulleys you consider will be like this.
Pulley has no mass. Tension is the same on either side of the pulley.
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Bead - particle with a hole on for threading on a string or wire
Moves freely along the wire. Tension is the same on either side of the bead.
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Peg - a support which a body can be rested or suspended from
Dimensionless and fixed. Rough or smooth (said in question)
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Air Resistance
Normally negibible
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Gravity - force of attraction between all objects. Acceleration of objects due to gravity is "g"
"g" is constant and 9.8 m/s^2. All objects with mass are attracted to Earth. Earth's gravity is uniform and acts verically downwards.
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Card 2

Front

Rotational forces and air resistance are ignored. The mass is concentrated in one place

Back

Particle - dimensions are negligible

Card 3

Front

No thickness. Mass in concetrated along line. Rigid

Back

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Card 4

Front

Mass distributed across surface

Back

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Card 5

Front

Mass is concetrated at a single point at the centre (centre of mass)

Back

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