Commit 73716556 authored by Burkhard Lück's avatar Burkhard Lück
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Update Step handbook to 16.04

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<!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//KDE//DTD DocBook XML V4.5-Based Variant V1.1//EN" "dtd/kdedbx45.dtd" [
<!ENTITY kappname "&step;">
<!ENTITY package "kdeedu">
<!ENTITY tutorials SYSTEM "tutorials.docbook">
<!ENTITY examples SYSTEM "examples.docbook">
<!ENTITY % addindex "IGNORE">
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<releaseinfo>0.1.0 (Applications 16.04)</releaseinfo>
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<appendix id="installation">
<sect1 id="getting-step">
<title>How to obtain &step;</title>
<sect1 id="compilation">
<title>Compilation and Installation</title>

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<para>Each tutorial consists in some text presenting the new elements and explaining their properties. Then you are asked to change some properties of the elements in order to achieve a new result of the experiment. </para>
<sect1 id="tutorial1">
<title>Tutorial 1: bodies and springs</title>
<title>Tutorial 1: Bodies and springs</title>
<para>This tutorial presents you bodies and springs and how to start your first simulation.</para>
<para>A physical body or body for short is an object which can be described by the theories of classical mechanics, or quantum mechanics, and experimented upon with physical instruments. This includes the determination of position, and in some cases the orientation in space, as well as means to change these, by exerting forces.</para>
<para>A spring is a flexible elastic object used to store mechanical energy.</para>
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<sect1 id="tutorial2">
<title>Tutorial 2: controllers and graphs</title>
<title>Tutorial 2: Controllers and graphs</title>
<para>You will learn more about controllers and graphs in this tutorial.</para>
<para>A controller is a device which allows you to graphically modify a property of a body or a spring. In the tutorial, the controller allows you to change the stiffness of the spring "spring1". By moving the slider to the right or using the W key you can increase spring1 stiffness value and by moving the slider to the left or using the Q key you can decrease it. Right-clicking on the controller brings you several context actions and the <guilabel>Configure Controller...</guilabel> dialog allows you to change each property of the controller.</para>
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<sect1 id="tutorial3">
<title>Tutorial 3: rigid bodies and tracers</title>
<title>Tutorial 3: Rigid bodies and tracers</title>
<para>Tutorial 3 presents you rigid bodies and tracers.</para>
<para>A rigid body is an idealization of a solid body of finite size in which deformation is neglected. In other words, the distance between any two given points of a rigid body remains constant in time regardless of external forces exerted on it.</para>
<para>A tracer is a tool which shows the trajectory of a given point on a rigid body.</para>
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<sect1 id="tutorial4">
<title>Tutorial 4: motors and forces</title>
<title>Tutorial 4: Motors and forces</title>
<para>You have two sorts of motors available in &step;: linear motors and circular motors. A linear motor applies a constant force to a given point on a body while a circular motor applies a constant angular momentum to a body.</para>
<para>Three different forces can be added to bodies: the weight force, the gravitation force and the Coulomb force. By default all forces are turned off in &step;. Coulomb force is a force which existed intrinsically between two charges.</para>
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<sect1 id="tutorial5">
<title>Tutorial 5: joints</title>
<title>Tutorial 5: Joints</title>
<para>Joints are objects that attaches bodies to each other or to the background. You have a the following joints in &step;: anchors, pins and sticks. An anchor is a joint that
fixes position of the body. The body cannot move when it has an anchor. A pin is a joint that fixes one point of the body, the body can still move around the pin. A stick is a joint that fixes the distance between two points on two bodies.</para>
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