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accepted Symbol for dashpot/damper (in a harmonic oscillator)
Sep
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comment Symbol for dashpot/damper (in a harmonic oscillator)
Yes I didn't think the orientation would be relevant to the damping problems, but I sincerely thought that there would be a standard convention to draw these things. Like the "interior" end always facing the mass, or or "base" end always facing the mass.
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revised Symbol for dashpot/damper (in a harmonic oscillator)
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Sep
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comment Symbol for dashpot/damper (in a harmonic oscillator)
@AntillarMaximus I am merely asking about the symbol! Why is it sometimes directed one way and other times directed in the opposite direction? Ignore any perceived physics problem!
Sep
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comment Symbol for dashpot/damper (in a harmonic oscillator)
@AntillarMaximus Yes I mean that symbol. Oh I'm not trying to solve the problem (the picture was googled up). My question is about the symbol because I've seen it both ways in the notes I was given and I want to know what's the essential difference between the two differnt representations (orientated two different ways).
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revised Symbol for dashpot/damper (in a harmonic oscillator)
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asked Symbol for dashpot/damper (in a harmonic oscillator)
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comment Hinged bridge statics problem
@Pygmalion Thank you! So unlike a hinge, the "link" here has no friction because it is akin to a model string, I suppose. Thanks again Pyg, I really do so so so appreciate your help.
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revised Hinged bridge statics problem
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revised Hinged bridge statics problem
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May
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comment Hinged bridge statics problem
Just for the record and future reference, the correct answer to (b) then is $T=\frac {mg}{2h} \sqrt {h^2+L^2}$. Cheers.
May
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accepted Hinged bridge statics problem
May
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comment Hinged bridge statics problem
@Pygmalion Oh yes I see. Haha I've been so muddled, I was caught up trying to use vector product to solve the torque, and was looking for T to help me find T. Doh. This is what happens when one is sleep-deprived during exams season. Thanks!
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asked Hinged bridge statics problem
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revised How to interpret this vertical circular motion problem?
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