Accession Number:

AD0702005

Title:

VECTOR DESCRIPTION OF ROTATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The four-parameter method of describing rotations has been presented in purely vector terms, the four parameters being the three components of a vector along the axis of rotation and the co-magnitude of the vector needed to resolve an ambiguity. The rate of change of the rotation vector is simply related to the angular velocity, by a formula which requires remarkably little computation of coefficients in the differential equations of the motion. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE