Degrees of Freedom

Degrees of freedom can mean:

  • Degrees of freedom (mechanics), independent displacements and/or rotations that specify the orientation of the body or system
  • Degrees of freedom (physics and chemistry), a term used in explaining dependence on parameters, or the dimensions of a phase space
  • Degrees of freedom (statistics), the number of values in the final calculation of a statistic that are free to vary

Other articles related to "degrees of freedom":

Bicycle And Motorcycle Dynamics - Lateral Dynamics - Lateral Motion Theory - Degrees of Freedom
... The number of degrees of freedom of a bike depends on the particular model being used ... rigid bodies with knife edge wheels rolling on a flat smooth surface, has 7 degrees of freedom (configuration variables required to completely describe the ... the location of the bike and the rotation of the wheels are ignored, the first five degrees of freedom can also be ignored, and the bike can be described by just two variables lean angle and steer angle ...
Mixed-design Analysis Of Variance - Degrees of Freedom
... In order to calculate the degrees of freedom for between-subjects effects, dfBS = R – 1, where R refers to the number of levels of between-subject groups ... In the case of the degrees of freedom for the between-subject effects error, dfBS(Error) = Nk – R, where Nk is equal to the number of participants, and again R is the number of levels ... To calculate the degrees of freedom for within-subject effects, dfWS = C – 1, where C is the number of within-subject tests ...

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