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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Classical mechanics.
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Parent topics

  • Physics [r]: The study of forces and energies in space and time. [e]
  • Engineering [r]: The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. [e]
  • Standard Model [r]: A mathematical theory that describes the weak, electromagnetic and strong interactions between leptons and quarks, the basic particles of particle physics. [e]


Other related topics

  • Acceleration [r]: The increase of an objects velocity (or speed) per unit time. [e]
  • Centrifugal force [r]: A radially outward force experienced by an object moving in a curved path [e]
  • Coriolis force [r]: An inertial force upon a moving object that is perpendicular to its velocity as that is seen from a rotating frame of reference, and also to the axis of rotation. [e]
  • Dyne [r]: Force in cgs system; symbol: dyn; 1 dyn = 10−5 N. [e]
  • Electromagnetism [r]: Phenomena and theories regarding electricity and magnetism. [e]
  • Energy (science) [r]: A measurable physical quantity of a system which can be expressed in joules (the metric unit for a quantity of energy) or other measurement units such as ergs, calories, watt-hours or Btu. [e]
  • Equipartition theorem [r]: A general formula that relates the temperature of a system with its average energies, also known as the law of equipartition, equipartition of energy, or simply equipartition. [e]
  • Frame of reference (physics) [r]: An observational set of coordinates tied to the motion of an observer, used to describe physical events and possibly including a measurement apparatus. [e]
  • Force [r]: Vector quantity that tends to produce an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application. [e]
  • Free particle [r]: A particle not subject to forces, for example, in a 'field-free' space. [e]
  • Gravitation [r]: The tendency of objects with mass to accelerate toward each other. [e]
  • Harmonic oscillator (classical) [r]: A system which, when displaced from its equilibrium position, experiences a restoring force, proportional to the displacement. [e]
  • Inertial forces [r]: Forces introduced to enable the use of the laws of motion in accelerating frames of reference, such as rotational frames [e]
  • Inertial frame of reference [r]: A frame of reference in which the laws of physics take their simplest form. [e]
  • Isaac Newton [r]: (1642–1727) English physicist and mathematician, best known for his elucidation of the universal theory of gravitation and his development of calculus. [e]
  • Kilogram-force [r]: A unit of force which will accelerate 1 kilogram of mass to 9.80665 m/s2, the standard average acceleration due to gravity on Earth's surface (referred to as gn). [e]
  • Momentum [r]: mass of a particle times its velocity (a vector). [e]
  • Newton [r]: SI derived unit of force, named after Isaac Newton, equal to the amount of force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram at a rate of one metre per second per second. [e]
  • Pound-force [r]: A measurement unit of force which will accelerate 1 pound of mass to 9.80665 m/s2 (≈ 32.17405 ft/s2), the standard average acceleration due to gravity on Earth's surface (referred to as gn). [e]
  • Quantum chemistry [r]: A branch of theoretical chemistry, which applies quantum mechanics and quantum field theory to address issues and problems in chemistry. [e]
  • Quantum mechanics [r]: An important branch of physics dealing with the behavior of matter and energy at very small scales. [e]
  • Rigid rotor [r]: A 3-dimensional rigid object rotating around its center of mass. [e]