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Title: Conservative Motion of Discrete, Tetrahedral Top on a Smooth Horizontal Plane
Author: Greenspan, Donald
Abstract: Tetrahedral tops are simulated as discrete, rigid bodies in rotation by introducing a molecular mechanics formulation. The contact point of the top with the XY plane is allowed to move in the plane. The conservative, dynamical differential equations are solved numerically in such a fashion that all the system invariants are preserved. Examples which include precession, nutation, cusp formation, and looping are described and discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10106/2400
Date: 1996

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