Mathematical Background

  • Jorge Angeles
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


First and foremost, the study of motions undergone by robotic mechanical systems or, for that matter, by mechanical systems at large, requires a suitable motion representation. Now, the motion of mechanical systems involves the motion of the particular links comprising those systems, which in this book are supposed to be rigid. The assumption of rigidity, although limited in scope, still covers a wide spectrum of applications, while providing insight into the motion of more complicated systems, such as those involving deformable bodies.


Linear Transformation Position Vector Coordinate Frame Rotation Matrix Similarity Transformation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Angeles
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Intelligent MachinesMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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