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Advanced MechanicsFrom Euler's Determinism to Arnold's Chaos$
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S. G. Rajeev

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199670857

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670857.001.0001

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The rigid body

The rigid body

Chapter:
(p.27) 5 The rigid body
Source:
Advanced Mechanics
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S. G. Rajeev

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670857.003.0005

In this chapter, the moment of inertia is defined and Euler's equations for the rigid body are derived. They can be solved in terms of Jacobi elliptic functions.

Keywords:   Euler's equations, rigid body, moment of inertia, Jacobi elliptic functions

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