Nomenclature in Mechanics

  1. Giving different names to similar concepts in order to distinguish their subtle differences
    Example. Resistance vs. impedance
    1. Similarity: [Wangs, p.456, l.17].
    2. Crucial differences: [Wangs, p.456, l.18-l.19].

  2. In order to be user friendly, the function of a device should be expressed in simple and direct language.
    Example. Received signal [Wangs, p.492, l.8].

  3. Specular reflection originates from the word, speculum, a common mirror alloy in ancient times [Hec, p.99, r.c., l.2-l.4].