what is deformation in the following defination :- a rigid body is a solid body of finite size in which deformation is neglected.

Asked by mohammad ishaque | 7th Dec, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

when force is applied to a body there is always a non zero expansion (or contraction) in the body compared to the initial shape and size of body. If the deformation ( expansion/contraction) is very-very small compared to the dimensions of the body, it can be neglected.

Answered by  | 8th Dec, 2010, 11:14: PM

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