An Alternative Form of the Modified Point-Mass Equation of Motion
Final rept. Jun-Aug 1990
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The point-mass equation of motion is usually given in the form of an explicit expression for the acceleration U.dot vector. The modified point-mass equation is obtained by adding yaw-of-repose terms to the right-hand side. These new terms are functions of U.dot vector so that U.dot vector now occurs on both sides of the equation. In this report, the modified point-mass equation is rewritten in the form of an explicit expression for the acceleration. Keywords Radar targets, Projectile trajectories, Point mass equation, Modified point mass equation, Yaw of repose, Equations of motion.
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