In this chapter we study in detail some very special mechanical problems. These problems are traditionally included in a course on classical mechanics, first because they were solved by Euler and Lagrange, and also because we live in three-dimensional euclidean space, so that most of the mechanical systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom which we are likely to encounter consist of rigid bodies.
KeywordsAngular Velocity Rigid Body Coriolis Force Angular Velocity Vector Angular Momentum Vector
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