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Impact shear

Shear stress, is defined as the component of stress coplanar with a material cross section. Shear stress arises from the force vector component parallel to ... more

Stress (mechanical)

Stress is a physical quantity that expresses the internal forces that neighboring particles of a continuous material exert on each other. Any strain ... more

Seismic moment

Seismic moment is a quantity to measure the size of an earthquake and is proportional to the area of the rupture times the average slip that took place ... more

Griffith's criterion in Linear elastic fracture mechanics (stress intensity factor)

Fracture mechanics is the field of mechanics concerned with the study of the propagation of cracks in materials. It uses methods of analytical solid ... more

Absolute Magnitude of a Star - with distance modulus

Absolute magnitude is the measure of a celestial object’s intrinsic brightness. It is the hypothetical apparent magnitude of an object at a standard ... more

Maugis-Dugdale model of elastic contact between two spheres( contact force)

Contact mechanics is the study of the deformation of solids that touch each other at one or more points. Hertzian contact stress refers to the localized ... more

Derjaguin-Muller-Toporov (DMT) model of elastic contact between two spheres (contact radius)

Contact mechanics is the study of the deformation of solids that touch each other at one or more points. The Derjaguin-Muller-Toporov (... more

Gravity Acceleration by Altitude

The gravity of Earth, which is denoted by g, refers to the acceleration that the Earth imparts to objects on or near its surface due to gravity. In SI ... more

Worksheet 292

What is the cost of running a 0.600-kW computer 6.00 h per day for 30.0 d if the cost of electricity is $0.120 per kW ⋅ h ?


where t is the total consumption time, td is the days of consumption and th the hours of consumption per day

Power-average (related to Work)

where P is Power consumption rate, E is the energy supplied by the electricity company and t is consumption time



where C is the total cost and CkW is the cost per kilowatt hour

Reference : OpenStax College,College Physics. OpenStax College. 21 June 2012.
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Vickers hardness number for a giving area

The hardness number is determined by the load over the surface area of the indentation and not the area normal to the force, and is therefore not ... more

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