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The Free Gyrostat

  • Robert E. Roberson
  • Pierre Y. Willems
  • Jens Wittenburg
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 102)

Abstract

The gyrostat is a relatively obvious and stright-forward generalization of the rigid body, although the problem of a gyrostat spinning about a fixed point in the absence of external torque is a century junior to the corresponding problem of the free rigid body.

Keywords

Angular Velocity Rigid Body Body Axis Closed Curf Inertia Matrix 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Roberson
    • 1
  • Pierre Y. Willems
    • 2
  • Jens Wittenburg
    • 3
  1. 1.Departement of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Institut de MécaniqueUniversité de LouvainBelgium
  3. 3.Lehrstuhl und Institut für MechanikTechnische Hochschule HannoverGermany

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