A Treatise on the Stability of a Given State of Motion: Particularly Steady Motion

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Macmillan and Company, 1877 - 108 páginas
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Página v - The Criterion of Dynamical Stability. To illustrate the meaning of the question imagine a particle to slide down inside a smooth inclined cylinder along the lowest generating line, or to slide down outside along the highest generating line. In the former case a slight derangement of the motion would merely cause the particle to oscillate about the generating line, while in the latter case the particle would depart from the generating line altogether. The motion in the former case would be, in the...
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Página 43 - BAB' makes with a fixed vertical plane. Let m be the mass of either sphere and rod; k the radius of gyration about an axis through G perpendicular to the rod, and k' that about the rod, let I = A G.
Página 61 - Clairaut's form, of which the complete primitive is and the singular solution The former denotes a family of straight lines whose distance from the origin is equal to a, the latter a circle whose centre is at the origin, and whose radius is equal to a. And here, as was noted generally by Lagrange, the singular solution seems to be, in relation to geometry, the more important of the two. 3. A more general class of problems is that in which it is required to determine the curves in which some one of...

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