THE APPLICATION OF HAMILTONIAN MECHANICS TO SATELLITE DYNAMICS

Authors
  1. Modi, V.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Electronics Lab;British Columbia Univ, Vancouver BC (CAN) Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract
In this study on Hamiltonian Mechanics my aim is to present some of the basic concepts behind this very important method of mathematical formulation and solution of a dynamical system. We will have just enough time to touch upon the salient features of this approach and often will be forced to skip the details. To help us establish the continuity of thought let us start from the fundamentals. We know that the arbitrary motion of a body can be looked upon as a superposition of: (i) linear motion of any point of the body; and (ii) angular motion about an axis passing through that point.
Report Number
DRTE-1188 —
Date of publication
01 Oct 1967
Number of Pages
133
DSTKIM No
93-03598
CANDIS No
131558
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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