rigid-body mechanics

rigid-body mechanics

analysis of bodies or objects that do not deform due to the forces upon them. The bones of the human skeleton are often assumed to be rigid links.
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Besides, the formal correspondence between the theories of fluid mechanics and of rigid-body mechanics, based on Lie algebras, was revealed by Arnol'd (1989).
To gauge their understanding of the equations of rigid-body mechanics and their ability to apply the equations, students are asked to predict the movement of the box reacting to a constant force applied some distance from the center of mass.
The equations developed in rigid-body mechanics show that the object actually moves to the right (in the direction of the applied force) and begins to rotate about the center of mass.