2020
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90461
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Brendon Smeresky, Alex Rizzo

Abstract: Motion mechanics (dynamics) comprises kinetics to describe the implications of applied forces and torques; and also kinematics (phoronomics). Developed in the 1700s, kinematics describes mathematical translations from one basis of measurement to another using common kinematic measurement variables like quaternions, Euler angles, and direction cosine matrices. Two ubiquitous rotation sequences are unquestionably adopted for developing modern direction cosine matrices from among the 12 potential options, stemmin…

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