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i was just wondering, do engineers do the physics behind every machine they build and is it worth the time?

Picture designing a brand new truck engine from scratch. An engineer wants to build the most efficent engine possible with the least amount of resources. Hypotheticlly, he could do the physics and calc to figure out what design works best, but is it worth his time? I would say no, heres why.

Physics on paper and real physics are very different. Figuring out exactly what would happen when the engine was built would be nearly impossible. Plus, if the engineer changes something, even by a little tiny bit, hours of calc would need to be done to figure out how it would effect preformence.

While yes a lot of math and physics has to be done, i dont think one could actually replicate the engine on paper.

fisiks with phullerton


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