Dynamics of a rigid vehicle may be considered as the motion of a rigid body with respect to a fixed global coordinate frame. The principles of Newton and Euler equations of motion that describe the translational and rotational motion of the rigid body are reviewed in this chapter.


Rigid Body Coordinate Frame Body Frame Inertia Matrix Force System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza N. Jazar
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  1. 1.School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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