Geometry Of Nonholonomically Constrained Systems - Richard H. Cushman, Jedrzej Sniatycki, Hans Duistermaat
World Scientific Pub Co Inc (2010)
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Geometry, Differential, Nonholonomic Dynamical Systems, Rigidity (Geometry)

This book gives a modern differential geometric treatment of linearly nonholonomically constrained systems. It discusses in detail what is meant by symmetry of such a system and gives a general theory of how to reduce such a symmetry using the concept of a differential space and the almost Poisson bracket structure of its algebra of smooth functions. The above theory is applied to the concrete example of Carathodorys sleigh and the convex rolling rigid body. The qualitative behavior of the motion of the rolling disk is treated exhaustively and in detail. In particular, it classifies all motions of the disk, including those where the disk falls flat and those where it nearly falls flat.The geometric techniques described in this book for symmetry reduction have not appeared in any book before. Nor has the detailed description of the motion of the rolling disk. In this respect, the authors are trail-blazers in their respective fields.

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LoC Classification QA614.833 .C87 2009
Dewey 516.3/6
No. of Pages 420
Height x Width 229 x 159 mm