On the Inconsistency of Rigid-Body Frictional Planar Mechanics

Matthew T. Mason and Yu Wang
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April, 1988, pp. 524--528.


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Abstract
The problem of a thin rigid rod sliding on a horizontal surface in the plane is considered. This problem is commonly cited as an example of the inconsistency of planar rigid-body Newtonian mechanics. The existence of a consistent solution, using Routh's analysis of rigid-body impact is demonstrated.

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Text Reference
Matthew T. Mason and Yu Wang, "On the Inconsistency of Rigid-Body Frictional Planar Mechanics," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April, 1988, pp. 524--528.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Mason_1988_1547,
   author = "Matthew T. Mason and Yu Wang",
   title = "On the Inconsistency of Rigid-Body Frictional Planar Mechanics",
   booktitle = "IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation",
   pages = "524--528",
   month = "April",
   year = "1988",
   volume = "1",
}