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Dynamics of a System of Particles

  • Lester W. Schmerr
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Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 254)

Abstract

In Chap. 2 we used the motion of a single particle to discuss a wide range of topics including force versus moment equations, potential energy, work-energy concepts, constraint forces, generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s equations, and others. In this chapter we consider those topics and others for the case where a system of multiple, interacting particles is moving under the action of a set of forces.

References

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    O.M. O’Reilly, Intermediate Dynamics for Engineers (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    F.E. Udwadia, R.E. Kalaba, Analytical Dynamics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester W. Schmerr
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  1. 1.Aerospace EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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