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Mechanics

Mechanics is an area of science concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment.
There are two main sub-fields of mechanics: Classical Mechanics, and quantum mechanics.
Classical mechanics is concerned with the set of physical laws describing the motion of bodies under the action of a system of forces. The study of the motion of bodies is an ancient one, making classical mechanics one of the oldest and largest subjects in science, engineering and technology. It is also widely known as Newtonian mechanics.
Quantum mechanics is of a wider scope, as it encompasses classical mechanics as a sub-discipline which applies under certain restricted circumstances. According to the correspondence principle, there is no contradiction or conflict between the two subjects, each simply pertains to specific situations. The correspondence principle states that the behavior of systems described by quantum theories reproduces classical physics in the limit of large quantum numbers. Quantum mechanics has superseded classical mechanics at the foundational level and is indispensable for the explanation and prediction of processes at molecular and (sub)atomic level. However, for macroscopic processes classical mechanics is able to solve problems which are unmanageably difficult in quantum mechanics and hence remains useful and well used. 

vCalc's Mechanics folder contains equations and  constants for Mechanics.

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  • Hooke's Law (3D general) `"shear strain"_(xy)` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (3D general) `"shear strain"_(yz)` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (3D general) `"shear strain"_(zx)` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (3D general) `"strain"_x` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (3D general) `"strain"_y` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (3D general) `"strain"_z` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (plane stress) `"strain"_x` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (plane stress) `"strain"_y` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (plane stress) `"strain"_z` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (uniaxial stress) `"strain"_(y,z)` by vCalc
  • Hooke's Law (uniaxial stress) `"strain"_x` by vCalc
  • kPa to mmHg by vCalc
  • Time to Velocity by vCalc
  • Torsion Stress by vCalc
  • vCapacitance by vCalc
  • vMass by vCalc
  • vPower by vCalc
  • vPressure by vCalc
  • vVolume by vCalc
  • Work of Gravity by vCalc
  • Angular Frequency by TylerJones
  • Centroid of a Beam Section by MichaelBartmess
  • Deflection due to Magnus Force by MichaelBartmess
  • Fanning Friction Factor by EmilyB
  • Force of Lift by MichaelBartmess
  • Lift Coefficient by KurtHeckman
  • Magnus Effect on a Cylinder by MichaelBartmess
  • Mass-Spring System (angular frequency) by TylerJones
  • Mass-Spring System (period) by TylerJones
  • Moment of Inertia of a Beam Section by MichaelBartmess
  • Poisson's Ratio by MichaelBartmess
  • Position of the piston of engine with respect to crank angle by EmilyB
  • Power dissipated by friction by vCollections
  • Relative Position in One Dimension by MichaelBartmess
  • Relative Velocity in One Dimension by MichaelBartmess