Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG)
In most problems of particle mechanics, the motion of the particles is “constrained” in some way. This is the term used to denote the condition that some motions or configurations are not admitted. One has, in fact, the rarely verbalized theorem:
In a system of two or more particles, unconstrained motion does not exist.
KeywordsConstraint Equation Configuration Space Tangent Plane Event Space Nonholonomic Constraint
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