Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

On the motion of two linked bodies

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. [1]

    Rogers, E. E.: A Mathematical Model for Predicting the Damping Time of Mercury Damper. U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, 1959.

  2. [2]

    Haseltine, W. R.: Passive Damping of Wobbling Satellites. Part I. General Stability Theory and First Examples. NAVORD Report 6579, Part I, 1959.

  3. [3]

    Zaroodny, S., & J.W. Bradley: Nutation Damper — A Simple Two-Body Gyroscopic System. Forthcoming as a BRL report, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Download references

Author information

Additional information

Communicated by E. Leimanis

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Masaitis, Č. On the motion of two linked bodies. Arch. Rational Mech. Anal. 8, 23–35 (1961).

Download citation


  • Equilibrium Point
  • Singular Point
  • Stable Equilibrium
  • Integral Curve
  • Stable Point