Mechanical Systems

  • Janislaw M. Skowronski
Part of the Applied Information Technology book series (AITE)


It seems both convenient and illustrative to introduce some of our later defined notions on simple but typical examples of mechanical systems. Perhaps the simplest and, at the same time, most typical mechanical system is a single link mathematical (idealized) pendulum discussed in the following example.


Motion Equation Inertia Matrix Spring Force Flexible Body Force Characteristic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janislaw M. Skowronski
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  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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