Classical Mechanics Essays

Center of Gravity

The point in a body or system of bodies at which the whole mass may be considered as concentrated. When an object’s weight is distributed uniformly, the center of gravity lies at its geometrical center. For irregular shaped objects, the center of gravity is near to the concentration of its mass. Equation: Where: X= center of gravity xi= distance of the objects from fulcrum or arbitrary axis mi= mass of the object Sample Problems 1.) Suppose your lab partner has…

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Biography of a Mathematician_ Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton has made an impact on scientists to this day. Even though his discoveries derived in the late 1600s, we are still affected today in the present. The ideals and theorems he sought out still hold legitimate centuries after his time. With the information laid out for them, a scientists using his theories can improve their research to achieve fame themselves. “Some would say that he was the greatest product of the Enlightenment, the explosion of intellectual knowledge…

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Impact of Jet on Vanes

The impact of jet experiment is to demonstrate and verify the integral momentum equation.[1]. In lay man terms, it’s another way to understand fluid pressure by using the pressure to accelerate the fluid to a plate by a high velocity in a jet which in result will generate force due to impulse. The graph will show forces against momentum with different design plates. This experiment helps us to understand about fluid pressure also gives us a better understanding about fluid…

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