From the classical methods to the newer techniques used in today's complex and multibody environments, this text shows how those approaches complement each other. The volume begins by introducing the reader to the basic concepts in mechanics, introduced at the particle mechanics level. The text then extends these concepts to systems of particles, rigid bodies (plane motion and 3D), and lightly flexible bodies. The cornerstone variational principles of mechanics are developed and they are applied to particles, rigid bodies, ...

Analytical Dynamics 1998, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780073659770

Trade paperback