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Hooke's Law and the Missing Energy of Gravity.

Recently I’ve been going back and forth with various folks in the twitter realm about the fundamentals of physics.  The biggest stumbling block is the issue of forces and how to define them.  1,513 more words

Empirical Science

How to solve a Finite Element problem using hand calculations

Basically, when we want to determine the forces and displacements in a certain structure using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), what we are doing is creating a system of equations that relates the stiffness of the elements to the displacements and forces in each node. 595 more words


Theory of Elasticity - Filonenko-Borodich

In this post we will see Theory of Elasticity by M. Filonenko-Borodich.

The book was translated from the Russian by Marina Konyaeva and was first puublished by  PEACE PUBLISHERS MOSCOW in 1963. 692 more words


Robert Hooke, Micrographia (1667), and Lectures and Collections (1678)

The works of Robert Hooke are well preserved at St John’s College Library with the library holding copies of 17th-century publications of Hooke’s work on microscopy, observations of comets, and the proposition of his eponymous law of elasticity. 1,063 more words
Early Printed Books

Simple harmonic motion

A note to my readers

I make a conscious effort to avoid arbitrary targets – it seems nonsensical to center your appreciation of a loved one on the 14th of February, to delay making a positive change because the Gregorian calendar has not reset or to be more charitable once a year due to a festival from a religion you are not a member of. 2,069 more words


How long would it take to fall through the center of the Earth?

We have a hole that leads straight through the center of the Earth. We neglect air resistance and assume that the Earth has uniform density ρ. 313 more words

Interesting Physics

Hooke's Law Experiment (Gan Yi Xien 28940385)

Introduction to Hooke’s Law

Hooke’s Law states that the extension of an elastic object is directly proportional to the force applied to it up to the limit of proportionality (elastic limit). 923 more words