Some articles on rigid system, rigid, system:
... The inertia matrix of a rigid system of particles depends on the choice of the reference point ... Consider the inertia matrix obtained for a rigid system of particles measured relative to a reference point S, given by where ri defines the position of particle Pi, i=1.. ... Let R be the center of mass of the rigid system, then where d is the vector from the reference point S to the center of mass R ...
... Newton's laws for a rigid system of N particles, Pi, i = 1.. ... The kinematics of a rigid body yields the formula for the acceleration of the particle Pi in terms of the position R and acceleration A of the reference particle as well as the angular velocity ... point ri and the unit vectors ti = kxei, so This yields the resultant torque on the system as where eixei = 0, and eixti = k is the unit vector perpendicular to the plane for all of the ...
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