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IEVref: | 113-03-75 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | generalized force | ||

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Symbol: | Q_{i}
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Definition: | quantity Q such that the infinitesimal variation _{i}δW of work W is equal to the sum ΣQ_{i}δq_{i}, where δq_{i} is the infinitesimal variation of the generalized coordinate q_{i}NOTE The unit depends on the type of representation of the system. | ||

Publication date: | 2011-04 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2014-07-10: Symbol <i>Q</i><sub><i>i</sub> corrected to <i>Q</i><sub><i>i</i></sub>. JGO 2017-06-02: Cleanup - Remove Attached Image 113-03-75en.gif | ||

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NOTE The unit depends on the type of representation of the system.