Complementary virtual work laws

  • Danilo Capecchi
Part of the Science Networks. Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 42)


This chapter is devoted to a variant of VWL which goes under the name of law of virtual forces. In the first part the formulation of the law by Cauchy is presented and used to prove simple theorems of plane kinematics. In the final part a few theorems of spatial kinematics are enunciated.


Rigid Body Virtual Work Fixed Axis Instantaneous Centre Virtual Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danilo Capecchi
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  1. 1.Università La SapienzaRomeItaly

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