Proceedings of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics

, Volume 258, Issue 1, pp 13–22

Rolling balls and octonions

Article

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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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SISSA/ISASTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Steklov Institute of MathematicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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