Kinematics of a Rigid Body and Composite Motion of a Point

  • Jan Awrejcewicz
Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 28)


We will show that to determine the position of a rigid body in three-dimensional space, it is sufficient to know the position of any three of its points, but the points must not be collinear.


Angular Velocity Rigid Body Arbitrary Point Planar Motion Translational Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Awrejcewicz
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  1. 1.Department of Automation and BiomechanicsŁódź University of TechnologyŁódźPoland

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