Can you be a Theoretical Physicist in Classical Mechanics? [DIFFICULT]

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A short, but difficult, quiz to see if you have what it takes to be a Theoretical Physicist in Classical Mechanics.

  • 1
    For which of the following is the magnitude of the Coriolis force <1?
  • 2
    In a 2 body system, which energy values contribute to an elliptical orbit?
  • 3
    For an asymmetric torque-free disc, how does e(3) [3rd component of the e-directional vector] change in time?

  • 4
    What is the time period for the precession of Earth's equinoxes?
  • 5
    What is the moment of inertia for a uniform sphere rotating about a point tangential to its surface?
  • 6
    Translational invariance directly implies what?

  • 7
    Reduced mass is given by:
  • 8
    What is the correct expression w(3) for the rotation of the Earth?
  • 9
    For a rotating table, which describes its acceleration to the right?
  • 10
    The deformation of the Earth around the equator is given by "change in R" = (w^2)(R^2)/g.

    What is this in km?

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