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# coord_notation - moved to the LEFT of the reference...

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N OTATION FOR C OORDINATES Some examples of notation used in this course for defining coordinates: (a) absolute coordinates x reference location The notation above states that the coordinate “x” denotes the displacement of the left edge of the block is measured from some fixed reference location with “x” being POSITIVE if the block has moved to the RIGHT of the reference position. x reference location The notation above states that the coordinate “x” denotes the displacement of the right edge of the block is measured from some fixed reference location with “x” being POSITIVE if the block has

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Unformatted text preview: moved to the LEFT of the reference position. (b) “relative coordinates” x The notation above states that the coordinate “x” denotes the relative displacement between blocks 1 and 2. • If “x” is POSITIVE, then the distance between 1 and 2 has INCREASED (and the spring between the two blocks has been stretched). • If “x” is NEGATIVE, then the distance between 1 and 2 has DECREASED (and the spring between the two blocks has been compressed)....
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