Dynamics of a Point Mass

  • Emmanuele DiBenedetto
Part of the Cornerstones book series (COR)


A point mass {P; m} is in a uniform mechanical state if its velocity is constant. Departures from a uniform state occur only by variations of velocity caused by solicitations external to {P; m} and acting on it. Such external solicitations are called forces. The vector equation


Point Mass Circular Orbit Inertial System Spherical Pendulum Hydraulic Regime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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