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Related to Alembert's principle: D'Alembert's principle
Alembert's principle:see D'Alembert's principleD'Alembert's principle
, in mechanics, principle permitting the reduction of a problem in dynamics to one in statics. This is accomplished by introducing a fictitious force equal in magnitude to the product of the mass of the body and its acceleration, and directed opposite to
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