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The rigid body

S. G. Rajeev

in Advanced Mechanics: From Euler's Determinism to Arnold's Chaos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199670857
eISBN:
9780191775154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670857.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In this chapter, the moment of inertia is defined and Euler's equations for the rigid body are derived. They can be solved in terms of Jacobi elliptic functions.


Hamilton–Jacobi theory

S. G. Rajeev

in Advanced Mechanics: From Euler's Determinism to Arnold's Chaos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199670857
eISBN:
9780191775154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670857.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter derives the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. Euler's two centre problem is solved by using separation of variables in the elliptical co-ordinate system. The connection to the eikonal equation ... More


Kinematics of Rotation

Oliver Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567264
eISBN:
9780191717987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter deals with techniques needed to define the location and orientation of a moving rigid body. Rigid bodies are characterised and the center of mass of a rigid body is discussed along with ... More


Rotational Dynamics

Oliver Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567264
eISBN:
9780191717987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The successful description of the motion of a rigid body is one of the triumphs of Newtonian mechanics. Having learned in the previous chapter how to specify the position and orientation of a rigid ... More


Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics

Oliver Davis Johns

in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780191001628
eISBN:
9780191775161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter argues that modern analytical mechanics began with the work of the eighteenth-century mathematicians who elaborated Newton's ideas. Without changing Newton's fundamental principles, ... More


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