Basic Elements of Dynamics

  • Lester W. Schmerr
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 254)


This chapter discusses some of the basic elements of dynamics, including the Newton-Euler laws, units, description of motion in various coordinate systems, and vector-matrix notation that is used in the book. A short summary is also given of the objectives of this book as well as an outline of the topics covered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester W. Schmerr
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  1. 1.Aerospace EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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