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Rotation of a rigid body around a fixed axis

Sara Čufer (2018) Rotation of a rigid body around a fixed axis. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    In the diploma thesis I discuss the rotation of a rigid body about a fixed axis that is not a principle axis. In the theoretical part, I take a closer look at angular momentum and the moment of inertia tensor, which I also calculate for a cuboid. I introduce the concept of principal axes, and connect these quantities with Euler's rotation equations. In the experimental part of my thesis, I describe how I made an interactive animation in GeoGebra, which enables the user to rotate a cuboid about any axis they choose, and shows how the torque and angular momentum vectors change with time.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: rotation, angular momentum, moment of inertia tensor, principle axis, Euler's equations, GeoGebra
    Number of Pages: 20
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
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    doc. dr. Jurij BajcMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=12151881)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5387
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 14:02
    Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 14:02
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5387

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