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List of elementary physics formulae print that page

topic, reduce to a number of idealized special cases. 3. Formulae which frequently appear in physics literature, in a small addition some perhaps less common formulae. 4. Level of study is typically that of advanced school/ introductory degree level Physics , and beyond. 5. For generality | 2011/9/28 16:16:41

Parity (physics) print that page

In physics , a parity transformation (also called parity inversion ) is the flip in the sign of one spatial coordinate . In three dimensions, it is also commonly described by the simultaneous flip in the sign of all three spatial coordinates: A 3×3 matrix representation of P would | 2011/8/6 8:25:32

Physics engine print that page


These are four examples of a physics engine simulating an object falling onto a slope. The examples differ in accuracy of the simulation: No physics . Gravity , no collision detection. Gravity and collision detection , no rigid body dynamics. Gravity, collision detection and rotation

Plasticity (physics) print that page


In physics and materials science , plasticity describes the deformation of a material undergoing non-reversible changes of shape in response to applied forces. [ 1 ] For example, a solid piece of metal being bent or pounded into a new shape displays plasticity as permanent changes occur

Defining equation (physics) print that page

In physics , defining equations are equations that define new quantities in terms of base quantities [ 1 ] . This article uses the current SI system of units , not natural or characteristic units . Contents 1 Treatment of vectors 2 Classical mechanics 2.1 Mass and inertia | 2011/10/5 16:01:22

Elasticity (physics) print that page

In physics , elasticity (or stretchiness ) is the physical property of a material that returns to its original shape after the stress (e.g. external forces ) that made it deform or distort is removed. The relative amount of deformation is called the strain . The elastic regime is ]]. | 2011/9/27 9:40:23

Scalar (physics) print that page

In physics , a scalar is a simple physical quantity that is not changed by coordinate system rotations or translations (in Newtonian mechanics), or by Lorentz transformations or space-time translations (in relativity). This is in contrast to a vector . A related concept is a pseudoscalar | 2011/10/3 19:29:46

Jerk (physics) print that page

In physics , jerk , also known as jolt (especially in British English ), surge and lurch , is the rate of change of acceleration ; that is, the derivative of acceleration with respect to time, the second derivative of velocity , or the third derivative of position . Jerk is defined by | 2011/5/26 14:28:45

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In physics , a force is any influence that causes a object to undergo a change in speed, a change in direction, or a change in shape. Force can also be described by intuitive concepts such as a push or pull that can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin

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Most optical phenomena can be accounted for using the classical electromagnetic description of light. Complete electromagnetic descriptions of light are, however, often difficult to apply in practice. Practical optics is usually done using simplified models. The most common of these, geometric