3. Coordinate Systems

  1. Reza N. Jazar

Published Online: 24 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470950029.ch3

Advanced Dynamics: Rigid Body, Multibody, and Aerospace Applications

Advanced Dynamics: Rigid Body, Multibody, and Aerospace Applications

How to Cite

Jazar, R. N. (2011) Coordinate Systems, in Advanced Dynamics: Rigid Body, Multibody, and Aerospace Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470950029.ch3

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:

  • geometric kinematics - coordinate systems, unit vectors of Cartesian coordinate system, independent of position;
  • Cartesian coordinate system - three sets of parallel, mutually perpendicular planes;
  • nonorthogonal or oblique coordinate frame;
  • orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems - for application in dynamics;
  • curvilinear kinematics - geometric and kinematic information in curvilinear coordinate systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cartesian Coordinate System

  • Cylindrical Coordinate System

  • Spherical Coordinate System

  • ☆ Nonorthogonal Coordinate Frames

  • ☆ Curvilinear Coordinate System

  • Key Symbols

  • Exercises