Inertia, Law of

Inertia, Law of

 

one of the fundamental laws of mechanics, according to which a body maintains a constant state of motion or rest relative to the inertial frame of reference in the absence of external influences (forces) or when the effective forces are mutually balanced. In particular, a material particle in this case is either at rest or moving uniformly and rectilinearly.

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Known (the data entry program developed in Maple): lengths of kinematic elements of the mechanism in mm, kinematic elements masses [kg], and the mechanical moments of inertia, law of variation of generalized coordinate established by the experimental question, respectively: