Proceedings of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics

, Volume 258, Issue 1, pp 13–22

Rolling balls and octonions

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    • SISSA/ISAS
    • Steklov Institute of MathematicsRussian Academy of Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0081543807030030

Cite this article as:
Agrachev, A.A. Proc. Steklov Inst. Math. (2007) 258: 13. doi:10.1134/S0081543807030030

Abstract

In this semi-expository paper we disclose hidden symmetries of a classical nonholonomic kinematic model and try to explain the geometric meaning of the basic invariants of vector distributions.

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