Theory and reality. The influence of friction, air resistance, and elasticity of the material and the support on the motion of the top.
Corresponding to the dominant position of astronomical applications in the older mathematical literature, the problem of the rotation of the Earth has been of conspicuous influence on the development of the theory of the top, as is proven, for example, by our borrowed nomenclature: regular precession, nutation, and line of nodes.
KeywordsRotation Axis Integral Curve Support Point Rotation Vector Initial Impulse
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