Cartesian approach for constrained mechanical system with three degree of freedom
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In the history of mechanics, there have been two points of view for studying mechanical systems: The Newtonian and the Cartesian. According the Descartes point of view, the motion of mechanical systems is described by the first-order differential equations in the N dimensional configuration space Q. In this paper we develop the Cartesian approach for mechanical systems with three degrees of freedom and with constraint which are linear with respect to velocity. The obtained results we apply to discuss the integrability of the geodesic flows on the surface in the three dimensional Euclidian space and to analyze the integrability of a heavy rigid body in the Suslov and the Veselov cases.
CitationRamirez, R.; Sadovskaia, N. Cartesian approach for constrained mechanical system with three degree of freedom. "Reports on mathematical physics", 2010, vol. 65, núm. 1, p. 109-139.