© 2012

Classical Mechanics

Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics


Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Jan Awrejcewicz, Zbigniew Koruba
    Pages 1-86
  3. Jan Awrejcewicz, Zbigniew Koruba
    Pages 87-123
  4. Jan Awrejcewicz, Zbigniew Koruba
    Pages 125-147
  5. Jan Awrejcewicz, Zbigniew Koruba
    Pages 149-208
  6. Jan Awrejcewicz, Zbigniew Koruba
    Pages 209-250

About this book


This is the final volume of a triad of works by Jan Awrejcewicz (this third book with Zbigniew Koruba)  devoted to classical mechanics. Classical Mechanics: Mechanics and Mechatronics   presents a unique approach to studying mechanical and electromagnetic processes occurring in applied mechanics and mechatronics with emphasis on theory, modeling, and analysis and control of gyropscopic devices, including military applications. This volume address a wide spectrum of graduate students, postgraduate students, researchers, and instructors from the field of mechanics, this volume, and has a strong focus on advanced applications that will be of particular use and interest to engineers and designers practicing in the mechanical/mechatronic industry.

Chapter 1 deals with dynamics in mechatronic systems. Dynamics of a rigid spherical body is studied in Chapter 2 with emphasis on applications.  Chapters 3 and 4 are dedicated to the theory, evolution, and dynamics and control of the gyroscope and Chapter 5 focuses on gyroscopic control in the self-guidance systems of flying objects.


applied mechanics dynamics and control of gyroscopes mechatronics rigid body dynamics self-guided systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Automatics & BiomechanicsTechnical University of ŁódźŁódźPoland
  2. 2., Dept. of Comp.-based Tech. & Arm. Eng.Kielce University of TechnologyKielcePoland

About the authors

Jan Awrejcewicz is the 2011 winner of the Humboldt Prize. This award is granted from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. The award is based on a reasearcher's entire achievements to date, whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Prof. Awrejcewicz is also the main author of “Nonsmooth Dynamics of Contacting Thermoelastic Bodies”, © 2009, Springer (AMMA v. 16), 978-0-387-09562-0. He is also the sole editor of “Modeling, Simulation and Control of Nonlinear Engineering Dynamical Systems”, © 2009 Springer, 978-1-4020-8777-6.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Classical Mechanics
  • Book Subtitle Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics
  • Authors Jan Awrejcewicz
    Zbigniew Koruba
  • Series Title Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-3977-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4321-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-3978-3
  • Series ISSN 1571-8689
  • Series E-ISSN 1876-9896
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematical Physics
    Classical Mechanics
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