Dynamics of Systems of Point Masses



Up to now we have concerned ourselves with the study of single point masses. We now wish to extend the ideas developed in Chapter 1 to systems of interacting point masses. This includes the concepts of linearand angular momentum, the impulse law, and the work-energy theorem. The reader will learn how one studies such systems and how to systematically apply the laws of motion to them.


Point Masse Internal Force Linear Momentum Kinematic Constraint Kinetic Friction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Institute of MechanicsUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  3. 3.Computational MechanicsTU MünchenGarchingGermany
  4. 4.Structural Engineering Mechanics and MaterialsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley CaliforniaUSA

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