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Dual-Number Methods in Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics Ian Fischer

Dual-Number Methods in Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics

Ian Fischer

Published November 12th 1998
ISBN : 9780849391156
Hardcover
219 pages
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This is a graduate-level text in which 3X3 co-ordinate-transformation matrices and three element vectors with dual-number elements are used to analyze the mechanics of mechanisms, robots and other mechanical systems. The use of dual-numbers allows aMoreThis is a graduate-level text in which 3X3 co-ordinate-transformation matrices and three element vectors with dual-number elements are used to analyze the mechanics of mechanisms, robots and other mechanical systems. The use of dual-numbers allows a very compact and convenient notation for the analysis of displacements, velocities, static equilibrium and dynamic equilibrium. The concept of the dual-number has been around since the 19th century but has not become popular because there has not been a textbook available to facilitate learning the concepts and methods. Mention of the dual-number and its applications have been more frequent in recent years but have been scattered about in journal articles with varying approaches and notation. This text features a well organized explanation of how the dual-number can be applied with examples and exercises so that the reader can use dual number methods to analyze mechanical systems of interest.