Mechanics of Point Masses and Rigid Bodies
A point mass is an idealization of a real solid body. It possesses mass, but its demensions are assumed to be so small that its location can be sufficiently accurately defined by the position of a point. Bodies with extension in space may be treated as the sum total of very small elements of mass of which each may be regarded as a point mass.
KeywordsAngular Momentum Centrifugal Force Inertial Force Point Mass Angular Acceleration
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