Relative and constrained motion

 

 

Relative motion of two particles:


 

Example 1:

 

The non-penetration condition: The component along the line perpendicular to the direction of the slot in a guide should be the same for the velocity of the pin and the point on the guide adjacent to the pin.

 


 

 

Example 2:

 

Strings and Pulleys: The length of a string in a pulley system is used to relate the variables.

Example:


 

 

 

Example 3:

 

 


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