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Rigid Body Mechanics. Mathematics, Physics and Applications

  • ID: 2183705
  • Book
  • November 2005
  • 262 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This textbook is a modern account of the mathematical techniques, physical theories and applications of rigid body mechanics. It emphasizes the fundamentals of the subject, stresses the importance of notation, integrates the modern geometric view of mechanics and offers a wide variety of examples – ranging from molecular dynamics to mechanics of robots and planetary rotational dynamics.

∗ Free solutions manual available for lecturers at [external URL]
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1 Rotations

2 Kinematics, Energy and Momentum

3 Dynamics

4 Constrained Systems

5 Integrable Systems

6 Numerical Methods

7 Applications

Appendix

A Spherical Trigonometry

B Elliptic Functions

C Lie Groups and Lie Algebras

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William B. Heard
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