Darkwing wrote:I only need to know if the system in question has changed in terms of information/energy/force distribution at a particular level of detail and in which way it has.
I may have to get my hands on another example, I can answer rough qualitative questions on this but that's about it. In some respects, that's similar to the situation with the towers, who can say what (e.g.) the actual KE is at any given time?
I can tell you are going to make this a hard one though lol, I'm off for a little while.
I won't try to make it hard. It already seems hard to me. It's not the sort of challenge I'd take because I'm not sure I could come to any real conclusions through this avenue. I'm pretty sure I couldn't, but I think your process is amenable since it doesn't seem to require a lot of detail.
Go ahead whenever you're ready.
You start, when you're ready, by asking for whatever you need to know. Size, shape, composition. You can always bail with no penalty
and we can give up or try another one. I'm not sure that I can always give adequate answers on this one, we'll see.
By passing all information through the pipe of postings, I get a good feel for what information you need. By asking why, I get to see how it fits in the picture. By restricting it, you obtain only that information you believe you need and not more subliminally or whatever. I've no objections to showing you the visuals, but only if you feel you need it.
Given: a structure has collapsed
Question: is it solely gravity-driven?