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A Multibody Analog of Dual-Spin Problems
In the field of spacecraft altitude control and stabilization, the dual-spin maneuver has an important place. Here, we consider a problem which is a multibody analog of the dual-spin problem. The dynamical equations are ...
Geometry, Dynamics and Control of Coupled Systems
In this dissertation, we study the dynamics and control of coupled mechanical systems. A key feature of this work is the systematic use of modern geometric mechanics, including methods based on symplectic geometry, Lie ...
Hamiltonian Dynamics of a Rigid Body in a Central Gravitational Field
This paper concerns the dynamics of a rigid body moving under the influence of a central gravitational field. Explicit account is taken of effects arising because of the finite extent of the body. The hamiltonian framework ...