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Application of Dual Quaternions to the Study of Gyrodynamics

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A. T. Yang

University of California, Davis, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 89(1), 137-143 (Feb 01, 1967) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3609985 History: Received May 25, 1966; Online August 25, 2011

Abstract

Dual quaternions are used to derive equations of motion for an offset unsymmetrical gyroscope. From the equations, in view of the general characteristics of this six-degree-of-freedom system, dynamic equations for a variety of gyroscopic and pendulous systems may be deduced as special cases. Examples are given for illustration.

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