1. Fundamentals of Kinematics

  1. Reza N. Jazar

Published Online: 24 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470950029.ch1

Advanced Dynamics: Rigid Body, Multibody, and Aerospace Applications

Advanced Dynamics: Rigid Body, Multibody, and Aerospace Applications

How to Cite

Jazar, R. N. (2011) Fundamentals of Kinematics, in Advanced Dynamics: Rigid Body, Multibody, and Aerospace Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470950029.ch1

Author Information

  1. School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470398357

Online ISBN: 9780470950029

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Keywords:

  • fundamentals of kinematics - vectors and coordinate frames, motion of particles and rigid bodies;
  • coordinate frame and position vector - scalar functions defining a position vector;
  • vector addition, multiplication and differentiation - and development of dynamics;
  • orthogonal coordinate frames, important coordinates - a sense of dimensions;
  • field, domain of space - physical quantity associated with every point of space

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Coordinate Frame and Position Vector

  • Vector Algebra

  • Orthogonal Coordinate Frames

  • Differential Geometry

  • Motion Path Kinematics

  • Fields

  • Key Symbols

  • Exercises