Wednesday, March 12, 2008

DPS906: Angular Motion

Spinning motion

Angular Displacement
- change in orientation, rather than a change in position.
- is a change in the rotation matrix
- DELTA-R = FINAL-R - INIT-R (^r=r-r0)

Angular Velocity
- Euler says you can describe angular motion as the rotation around a vector. This vector is a separate axis to X,Y,Z.
- The magnitude of the vector describes the speed of the spin

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