Newtonian mechanics covers the discussion of the movement of classical bodies under the influence of forces by making use of Newton’s three laws. For more general discussion of energy, momentum conservation etc., use classical-mechanics, for Newton’s description of gravity, use newtonian-gravity.

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Classical space-time and quantum indiscernibility

Non-relativistic QM works in Newtonian space-time. Does the representation of a quantum system in this setting individualizes it in such a way that this conflicts with the non-individuality and the ...
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Is static friction the only force causing a car to move (without sliding)?

A car is moving without sliding means that the friction between wheels and the ground is static friction. This is the force causing an object to move forward, therefore, its direction is the same as ...
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Does rotation cause gravity?

I want to ask that what causes gravity. My opinion is that it is the rotation that causes gravity, when we see a whirlpool in water it takes anything that comes near to it in to the center of it. I ...
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How to explain gyroscopic precession in a more intuitional way?

When Studying the phenomenon of precession a classic example installation is this: a wheel spins around the Y axis, gravity applies and the upper part starts spinning around the Z axis. The textbook ...
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Natural frequencies of a torsion system

Find the angular displacement $\theta_1(t)$ and $\theta_2(t)$ of the system shown in figure below for the initial conditions $\theta_1(0)$, $\theta_2(0)$, and $\dot{\theta}_1(0) = \dot{\theta}_2(0) ...
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Why is this wrong? [on hold]

All surfaces are frictionless. My aim here is to relate the two accelerations. Why is $a_1\sin\theta = a_2$ i.e the horizontal component of $a_1 = a_2$ wrong? I know that the correct answer is $a_1 ...
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Components of gravity in an inclined plane

The reason the block accelerates down the inclined plane is that the resultant of $N$ and $mg$ acts down the incline. However, why is the force causing the block to accelerate down the incline often ...
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Projectile Motion

I know the angle at which a projectile is launched, how far it needs to go, and also the maximum height. How can I find the initial velocity needed (disregarding air resistance)? Currently, I am ...
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Creasing of a material at the molecular level

What exactly happens when a material (particularly paper or even cloth or a metal) is folded to form a crease? Why is it that a creased material tends to retain form, while a lightly folded one, ...
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Based on newtons third law

If an elephant can apply 250N force and a rabbit can apply 25N force , and if they are pulling each other , then elephant will pull with 250N force and according to newtons third law the rabbit should ...
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How to calculate impulse required to move an object vertically upward by given distance

Suppose I have a stationary object of mass $m$ and I want to apply a momentary force in the vertical direction so that it just reaches the height $h$. So how do I calculate the impulse required in ...
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Determining Flight time Including Burst Time and Landing Time [on hold]

I really need your help, I am having a hard time to determine overall possible flight time on my High Altitude Balloon. I am part of a project and if you want I'll give credentials for the help. And ...
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Net force of a falling down people by Resolution of Force. [on hold]

From the picture, I want to calculate the Force (F) when people fall down. I searched the internet, but I have no findings. Given that Mass (M) = 75 kg, Gravitational force (G) = 9.81 N. How can I ...
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Fluid dynamics tsunami

I have been given a energy head (pressure) in meters for a given tsunami on land. If the tsunami hits a wall 1 meter by 1 meter, is it possible to calculate the height it will reach. I am thinking it ...
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Moment of inertia and gravity

Would the objects have moment of Inertia if there was no gravity? Because imagine a bar, if I put my hand at the center of the bar and rotate it, it would be easier than rotate the bar picking one ...
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Confusion about gravity

I understand the “rubber sheet” model of Relativistic gravity is just an illustration, and beyond the initial issues of mixing three dimensional objects with a two dimensional representation of 3D ...
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Water compressibility and pressure

I am so sorry if I am missing something, but for some reason I am very confused on how water can have pressure but not be compressible. If pressure is created by individual molecules bumping into the ...
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Thrust center in space

I have this dilemma: Suppose you have a space ship somewhere in deep space, where there is no drag force or substantial gravity. If the ship has a single engine situated in such a way that the center ...
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Working with the problems related to potential energy

Consider a spring mass system. A block is attached to a light vertical spring which is stretched under the load of block and this system is at a height $h$ from the ground. Now my problem is ...
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How do we determine if a certain physical quantity is a vector?

For instance in Newtonian physics we treat position of objects, displacements, velocities, forces, momenta, angular velocities etc all as vector quantities (little arrows in space which have a certain ...
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Conservation of Angular Momentum for an Object Not Rotating

I have a point mass connected to a string with negligible mass. The point mass has mass $m$ and is moving at a velocity $V$. The string is of length $r$, and it is keeping the point mass tied to a ...
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Circular motion and inclined friction [on hold]

I'm given the following picture: A car with the mass m passes the top of a hill with the height H. The coefficient of friction is $µ$. The speed of the car is $v_0$ in the moment of braking. ...
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Rotation of a vector

Is a vector necessarily changed when it is rotated through an angle? I think a vector always gets changed because its projection will change, and also its inclination with axes will always change. ...
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How do I find the relation between the accelerations of the ring and the disc (see image)? [on hold]

What is the relation between the accelerations of the ring and the disc (see image)? Both the ring and the disc have mass $M$. The ring has a radius $R$ and disc has radius $2R$. They are connected ...
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Net force equal to mass multiplied by acceleration of centre of mass [on hold]

$F=ma$ if $a=0$ then definitely the net force applied will be also zero (0). then, in this case $m=F/a$. If both net force and acceleration(of centre of mass) is equal to zero (0). then, isn't mass ...
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Torque, need help understanding a solution [on hold]

https://www.scribd.com/doc/100022472/Monbukagakusho-Physics-2010-Solution Problem B. This guy's answer just doesn't make any sense at all to me but he did arrive somehow at the correct solution. If ...
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Rolling dynamics of round objects down an incline

If a cylinder is rolling down an inclined plane with inclination $\theta=30^\circ$ (with coefficient of static friction between cylinder and the plane $\mu_s=0.8$) without slipping and it has mass ...
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Does deformation due to a force affect the acceleration produced by it? [closed]

You have two same masses, one non-deformable and the other plastically deformable. You exert the same force for same time. Will they move with the same speed? Obviously the one will deform and move, ...
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Computing Acceleration in mass and pulley system using conservation of energy

I have a question in which a multiple pulley and mass system is being analysed. I can compute accelerations and Tension without any issue using newtons second law. However I am asked to use ...
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What are the calculations specifically needed for High Altitude Ballooning? [on hold]

I want to know the lifting gas needed to launch the vehicle including the positive lift I want to predict the possible retrieval site I want to know the burst altitude AND MAYBE ALL WITHOUT ...
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Projectile motion maximum distance to origin

Is there an elegant or easy way to derive the maximum distance from the origin to a point of the parabola created by projectile motion (assume initial position is the origin)? Other than ...
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Free fall in non-uniform field

Imagine I'm a space-diver, with mass $m_1 $, 500 miles above the Earth's surface at $x_i$. I want to calculate my position, velocity, and acceleration as a function of time, accounting for the Earth's ...
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Why an impact exerts so much force?

If an object of velocity $v$ and mass $m$ moves towards a resting object of mass $M$, then if the object which is hit might break. Why? What is the reason that a collision has more power than a ...
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Coriolis force in free fall: Directions?

Inspired by this Phys.SE question, Coriolis force in free fall, I have to ask: Why does the Coriolis force act in the east-direction? I would say, if I jump from a high distance and look at the ...
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Velocity in a turning reference frame

I often see the relation that $\vec v=\vec v_0+ \vec \omega \times \vec r$ in a turning reference frame, but where does it actually come from and how do I arrive at the acceleration being $$\vec ...
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Action is equal to reaction. Then how is a horse able to pull a cart? [duplicate]

Please answer the question in detail. I have tried other websites for answers but was not able to understand properly.
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Find the force needed to accelerate body to a certain velocity for a certain time with respect to drag force

So, the problem is straightworward when we suggest that air resistance force is constant: $$ \vec F = \frac {\vec V_1 - \vec V_0} {t} m / b $$ $$ \vec V_0, \vec V_1 - \text {initial and final ...
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100 lbs of drag? Really? Chain running physics

Recently came across this video of an endurance technique involving the strapping of a 100lb chain to one's back and running along the grass dragging it behind. What is the true force experienced by ...
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How do I use a free body diagram in this case? [on hold]

In the above cases I want to find the acceleration $a$ for $m_1$. I can do it by considering $m_1$ and $m_2$ to be a system, which would give me $a = F/(m_1+m_2)$. How can I use a free-body diagram ...
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Defy gravity torques with gyroscopes?

Context On the following drawing, a platform is hung from the ceiling not exactly from its centre of gravity. Because of this it can't sustain an arbitrary orientation for long; I want to increase ...
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Why is Newton's first law necessary?

Newton's second law says $F=ma$. Now if we put $F=0$ we get $a=0$ which is Newton's first law. So why do we need Newton's first law ? Before asking I did some searching and I got this: Newtons first ...
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Is 12-6 Lennard-Jones potential smooth confining potential? [on hold]

It's obvious that 12-6 LJ is a 2-body potential. The potential $V$ is said to be a confining potential $V(\pmb{q}) \to \infty$ whenever $\pmb{q}_i \to \infty$ or $||\pmb{q}_i - \pmb{q}_j|| \to ...
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Normal Contact Force of Acting on Two Posts [on hold]

$\textbf{Question A.}$ A goal frame has a mass $100\,\textrm{kg}$, and has two identical posts $p_1$ and $p_2$ and a uniform crossbar. Respective contact forces $r_1$ and $r_2$ act vertically on the ...
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What is $T_1$ and what is $T_2$ in Capstan law? [on hold]

How do I determine which force is which (T1 or T2) in the Capstan law? In case there is no rotation and in case there is rotation of the capstan.
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Loads in decelerating a falling object

I remove trees in confined spaces setting up rigging systems, I am keen to look at the science behind it in more depth so far the formulas that I have found don't take into effect the ongoing effect ...
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Why is the first part of equation i.e $v_0(t_f-t_0)$ not considered while plugging real life problem to it? [on hold]

Why is the speed*time stuff is not present while we look for the distance? I got it from this (physics for dummies)
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What is the physical meaning of reduced mass?

If we stick two block masses by a string and pass it over a pully and let the blocks free then mathematically we can obtain that the whole weight on the pully is more if the blocks are kept at rest, ...
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Throwing a ball upwards in an accelerating train

If I throw a ball upwards to a certain height in an accelerating train, will it end up in my hand? At the moment I release the ball, it will have a velocity equal to that of the train at that instant. ...
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Plucking Guitar Strings [on hold]

I was given this prompt: A musician frets a guitar string of length 1.5 m at x = 0.28 m with one finger, and simultaneously plucks the string at x = 0.14 m with another finger (raising it to a height ...