Basic definitions

  • A. I. Lurie
Part of the Foundations of Engineering Mechanics book series (FOUNDATIONS)


From a dynamical point of view any material system can be regarded as a collection of material particles. The relationships between the quantities determining the position and the velocity of the system of particles are referred to as constraints. These relationships must hold regardless of the initial conditions and the forces acting on the system.


Rigid Body Constraint Equation Position Vector Basic Definition Virtual Displacement 
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