Classical Mechanics

Classical mechanics is a branch of physics that deals with the motion of bodies in accordance with the general principles by Isaac Newton's laws of mechanics.  Classical mechanics describes the motion of objects larger than a molecule and smaller than a planet, close to room temperature and going at speeds significantly slower than the speed of light.  Classical mechanics gives accurate results as long as it is limited to large objects and the speeds less than the speed of light.

Classical Mechanics Subtopics

  • Acoustics
  • Chaos Theory

Classical Mechanics Concepts

Mathematics Symbols

Nomenclature & Symbols for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science

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Net Positive or Negative Force
Newton's First Law
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Second Law for Rotation
Newton's Third Law
Normal Force
Number Density
Poisson's Ratio
Pre-ignition Cylinder Pressure of an Engine
Pressure of an Ideal Gas
Rate of Change in Acceleration
Rate of Change in Velocity
Relativistic Mass
Rest Mass
Rotational Force
Rotational Kinetic Energy
Rotational Motion
Rotational Stiffness
Rotational Work
Roughness Coefficient
Shear Force
Shear Stress
Specific Gravity of Gas
Specific Weight
Speed of Sound