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.

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