Another look at the describing equations of dynamics

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We look at the fundamental equations of analytical dynamics from a different perspective. We discuss an additional way of evaluating the approaches for deriving the equations of motion, and we show that all of the fundamental equations can be viewed as projections of the force and moment balances onto directions affected by the velocity variables. We re-classify the existing approaches into two parts: Those based on vector variational principles, and those based on scalar variational principles. We discuss the relative merits and disadvantages of these approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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