
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 fourparameter 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 'comagnitude' 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
Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE