Kinetics of the Rigid Body

  • Stefan StaicuEmail author
Part of the Parallel Robots: Theory and Applications book series (PRTA)


Study of the distribution of mass around the centre of gravity of a mass point system is a key subject in dynamics. Here a development of kinetics for a system of particles and a rigid body with respect to a spatially fixed frame is provided. We will define and analyze various entities: static moment, inertia moment, kinetic impulse, kinetic moment, kinetic energy, power and work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MechanicsUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

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