A Necessary and Sufficient Condition for Solving a Rigid Body Problem

  • A. I. Ismail
  • T. S. Amer

Abstract

In this paper, the motion of a rigid body about a fixed point under the influence of a Newtonian force field is investigated. The Euler-Poisson equations are used to represent that motion. Three first integrals of these equations are well known. The exact solutions of these equations require, in general, a fourth algebraic first integral. The necessary and sufficient condition for some functions to be a fourth first integral of the governing equations is obtained.

Published
2019-07-09
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