A text-book of general physics for colleges; mechanics and by Joseph Albertus Culler

By Joseph Albertus Culler

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Methods of Calculating Resultants. —Two methods — are commonly used in finding the magnitude and direction of the resultant when the components are known, ^namely, the graphical and the mathematical. By the graphical method exact drawings are made in the manner just indicated, the vectors being drawn on some convenient scale and true in direction. The resultant is then measured and its value found from the scale adopted. 5 cm. 5 m. This method is in common use in drafting rooms where problems of this character are considered.

It is impossible to supply the conditions of a moving body completely unaffected by outside influences, but we assume that the law is true in reference to moving bodies, and on this assump- tion we solve problems in mechanics the results of form with experimental tests. For example, if which con- a body is pro- we assume that it will continue its velocity uniformly. We also know the effect which gravity will have on the body at the same time. By subtracting the opposing gravity effects we obtain results which are in accordance with the facts of experience.

The angular distance in any given time is then expressed by different linear velocities (Ot Any particle located at a distance r from the axis has evi- dently a linear velocity v = a)r for (ij is the number of radians per second the arc which subtends one of them. 2 (17) and r is the length of GENERAL PHYSICS. 18 — a quantity in which both magniVelocity is a vector quantity, because it is designated by a number and a direction. Distinction is made between velocity and speed in that speed is designated 13.

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