What is a rigid body?#

Part 1#

A rigid body is an object:

Answer Section#

  • For which the dimensions are irrelevant to the description of its motion or the action of forces upon it.

  • Whose dimensions are negligible.

  • Whose changes in shape are negligible compared with the overall dimensions of the body or with the changes in position of the body as a whole.

  • That is always at rest.


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