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1st Edition

Dual-Number Methods in Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics

ISBN 9780849391156
Published November 12, 1998 by CRC Press
242 Pages

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Book Description

This well-organized book uses 3x3 coordinate-transformation matrices and 3-element vectors with dual-number elements to analyze the mechanics of mechanism, robots, and other mechanical systems.
Dual-Number Methods in Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics serves as a text for a course using dual-number methods as well as a manual for the reader to develop his or her abilities for the design of machinery or evaluation of mechanical systems. In addition to the explanatory text and derivations, the author includes numerous examples and exercises to enable the reader to gain insight and perfect skills.

Table of Contents

Coordinate Transformation
Matrix Modeling of Joints and Links
Displacement Analysis
Velocity Analysis
Static Analysis
Dynamic Analysis
Dual-Number Programming

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"Exciting!...of tremendous benefit to graduate-level classes and researchers in the kinematics, mechanisms, and robotics communities."
- Prof. Pierre Larochelle, Mechanical Engineering Program, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne