principle of virtual work
the principle that the total work done by all forces on a system in static equilibrium is zero for a set of infinitesimally small displacements.
Principal vs. Principle
Is the head of a school called a principal or a principle? These two words are frustratingly similar, leaving even the most experienced English speakers to second-guess which word means what. Today, we’ll discuss the distinct meanings between these easy-to-confuse terms and a little trick to help differentiate between your principals and your principles. What is a principal? A principal is “a chief or head, …
The Force at Work: Star Wars Words
Words for a galaxy far, far away… The conversations are flowing, and the debates are raging: Do we call Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a stand-alone? A spin-off? A prequel? An offshoot? A sequel? All of the above? Whether you’re a dedicated contributor to Wookieepedia or just proud of yourself for knowing what a Wookiee is, there are some great words at work in a galaxy …
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