Fundamentals of Mathematics and Kinematics

  • Dieter SchrammEmail author
  • Manfred Hiller
  • Roberto Bardini


The terms vector and tensor play a central role in mechanics. Below, the difference between a vector as a physical entity and its mathematical representation by means of vector decomposition will be illustrated. The decomposition of vectors into their components requires algorithms and coordinate systems.


Rigid Body Rotational Motion Order Tensor Inertial System Rotational Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Schramm
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manfred Hiller
    • 1
  • Roberto Bardini
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.MunichGermany

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