## Estimating the Deflection of a Truncated Cone using Python

In this post, we will complete a problem that might come up in a Strength of Materials class. We'll estimate the deflection of a truncated cone given an applied load using Python.

### The Problem¶

Below is an engineering mechanics problem that can be solved in Python. Follow along this post …

## Plotting a Stress Strain Curve with Python and Matplotlib

In this post, we'll use data from a tensile test to build a stress strain curve with Python and Matplotlib.

A tensile test is a type of mechanical test performed by engineers used to determine the mechanical properties of a material. Engineering metal alloys such as steel and aluminum alloys …

## Plotting Bond Energy vs. Distance with Python and Matplotlib

Atoms in solid materials like steel and aluminum are held together with chemical bonds. Atoms of solid materials are more stable when they are chemically bonded together, and it takes energy to separate atoms which are joined together with a chemical bond. The bonding energy associated with a chemical bond …

## How to upload .py-files onto an ESP8266 running MicroPython

This is an update to the sixth part of a multi-part series on Micropython. I had trouble in class today uploading a .py-file to an ESP8266 microcontroller running MicroPython using a command line tool called ampy. There was a trick getting ampy to work on with the ESP8266 microcontroller that …

## Taylor Series in Python

In this post, we will review how to create a Taylor Series with Python and for loops. Then we will refactor the Taylor Series into functions and compare the output of our Taylor Series functions to functions from Python's Standard Library.

A Taylor Series is an infinite series of mathematical …