Nonholonomic Mechanics

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Fengxiang Mei

Department of Applied Mechanics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Appl. Mech. Rev 53(11), 283-305 (Nov 01, 2000) (23 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3097331 History: Online April 09, 2009


This is a concise review of nonholonomic mechanics. It deals with the fundamental concepts, variational principles, equations of motion, special problems, integration methods, algebraic structure, and the geometrical methods of nonholonomic mechanics. It also points out some problems for future research. There are 90 references.

Copyright © 2000 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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