Accession Number : AD0702005
Title : VECTOR DESCRIPTION OF ROTATIONS.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
Personal Author(s) : Sarnecki,A. J.
Report Date : AUG 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 31
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)
Descriptors : (*ROTATION, VECTOR ANALYSIS), TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), EULER ANGLES, GREAT BRITAIN
Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE