Applications of the theory 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.


Outer Ring Geophysical Application Rotation Pole Plumb Line Precessional Motion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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