A New Approach
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- Firdaus E. Udwadia, University of Southern California
- Robert E. Kalaba, University of Southern California
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This book offers a fresh, readable approach to the analysis of mechanical systems. It is written as an introduction to analytical dynamics, with an emphasis on fundamental concepts in mechanics. The book begins with a description of the motion of a particle subjected to constraints, and presents explicit equations of motion that govern large classes of constrained mechanical systems with refreshingly simple results. The authors provide examples throughout the book, as well as carefully formulated end-of-chapter problems that reinforce the material covered.Read more
- A new accessible approach to classical mechanics
- Clearly written, easy to follow
- Important applications in manufacturing and design
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"Based on a fresh concept of the Moore-Penrose generalized inverse of a matrix, this textbook gives a non-traditional description of only one, but a very important, topic of analytical dynamics, namely, the derivation of the equations of motion of a constrained discrete mechanical system from the differential Gauss principle. The clear exposition with many interesting detailed examples and suggestions for further reading makes this book useful for 'the average college senior in science and engineering' as well as for any specialist in mechanics." A. Sumbatov, Mathematical Reviews, 98j
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- Date Published: April 2011
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511887673
- contains: 41 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
2. Matrix algebra
3. The fundamental equation
4. Further applications
5. Elements of Lagrangian mechanics
6. The fundamental equation in generalized coordinates
7. Gauss's principle revisited
8. Connections among different approaches
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