Particle Kinematics and an Introduction to the Kinematics of Rigid Bodies

  • Jan Awrejcewicz
Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 28)


First of all, the word kinematics comes from the Greek word for motion. As was already mentioned, kinematics is the branch of mechanics that deals with the analysis of motion of particles and rigid bodies in space, but from a geometric point of view, that is, neglecting the forces and torques that produce the motion.


Cartesian Coordinate System Acceleration Vector Joint Variable Curvilinear Coordinate System Kinematic Pair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Awrejcewicz
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  1. 1.Department of Automation and BiomechanicsŁódź University of TechnologyŁódźPoland

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