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Mechanical Systems Problem

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg14837] Mechanical Systems Problem
  • From: Richard Cooper <Richard.Cooper at warwick.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 02:14:22 -0500
  • Organization: Department of Computer Science, Warwick University, England
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi All,

Here's a question. Is it possible to use the app "Mechanical Systems" to
model a system where the velocity of a body depends on it's location?

For example, Say I have a body moving along a line which starts with a
velocity of 4 m/s and has a constant (unknown) deceleration which
brings it to a stop 25 m from the start point. Can I model this system
(and find the deceleration) or is it outside the scope of Mechanical
Systems?

Thanks in advance,

Rich.


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