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Principles of Mechanics

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Abstract

Until now we have used Newton’s axioms to describe the motion of bodies. Equivalent are other basic laws which frequently are called Principles of Mechanics. In many cases it is of advantage to use these principles instead of Newton’s laws when formulating the equations of motion. Several of them shall be discussed in this chapter and we will learn how to apply them.

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Normal Force Inertial Force Applied Force Point Mass Lagrange Equation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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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