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Offline mt360Topic starter

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DOFS
« on: May 21, 2013, 11:31:02 AM »
Hi again, I have a question. I googled it, and all that, but couldn't find an answer.
What is a DOF? They were mentioned to me but I have no idea what it is.
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Offline waltr

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Re: DOFS
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 11:51:47 AM »
DOF = "Degrees Of Freedom"
Google will find many definitions on the full spelling.

Offline mt360Topic starter

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Re: DOFS
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 11:59:25 AM »
Thanks!
Google said it was a 'depth of field' (???).
I had no idea, thanks a lot!

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Re: DOFS
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 03:46:02 PM »
Did you google "DOF" or  "Degrees of freedom" ?????
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 03:51:23 PM by waltr »

Offline mt360Topic starter

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Re: DOFS
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 11:36:50 PM »
I googled 'what is a DOF'!

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Re: DOFS
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 05:47:37 PM »
google "Degrees of freedom"
Then you will have lots of good reading to do that will answer your question.

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Re: DOFS
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 08:45:10 AM »
What does a DOF (degree of freedom) mean ?

Let me take the door as an example, It can rotate around the side it's hinged to . yes ?
Then this is a degree of freedom, Ok ?

A body in space. How many DOFs it has ?

to answer it, Imagine the Cartesian co-ordinate system X-Y-Z

I can go along X +ve or X -ve    - >  1 DOF

I can go along Y +ve or Y -ve    - >  1 DOF

I can go along Z +ve or Z -ve    - >  1 DOF

I can rotate about X - > 1 DOF

I can rotate about Y - > 1 DOF

I can rotate about Z - > 1 DOF

- I hope you got it, Good luck  :)

 


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