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1. Geometric varieties in Nature. 1. Spirals and the fantastic Snail. 2. The Helix and the Twining Vine. three. The Geometry of cleaning soap motion pictures. four. The Geometry of Tiled Surfaces. five. The general Polyhedra

2. The Topology of Surfaces. 1. a few typical Surfaces. 2. The Projective aircraft and the Klein Bottle. three. what's a Closed floor? four. Orientable and Non-Orientable Surfaces. five. attached Sum of Closed Surfaces. 6. class of Closed Surfaces. 7. Higher-Dimensional Manifolds and Poincare's Conjecture

three. The Topology of Catastrophes. 1. The beginning of disaster concept. 2. Singularities: Mappings of the airplane into the airplane. three. The Fold disaster. four. The Cusp disaster. five. Thom's Theorem for platforms with keep watch over Variables and One kingdom Variable. 6. a few purposes of the Cusp disaster. 7. the maths in the back of the types of disaster idea. eight. The Seven simple Catastrophes in Space-Time. nine. a few common feedback bearing on Applications.

four. Geometry and the actual international. 1. On arithmetic and Its Greek Legacy. 2. Greek Astronomy and the Ptolemaic process. three. The Copernican global, Tycho Brahe and Kepler. four. The step forward of recent normal technology. five. Newton and Gravitation

five. Geometry and glossy Physics. 1. Maxwell and the Electromagnetic thought. 2. Einstein's concept of Relativity. three. Minkowski Space-Time and the detailed concept of Relativity. four. Curvature and Gravitation: the overall concept of Relativity. five. The Physics of effortless debris. 6. Fiber Bundles and Parallel Displacement in Fiber Bundles. 7. Gauge Theories and String Theories.

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The instantaneous center of rotation I is located on line Of I that is perpendicular to v. 1) v = ω × Of I . 3: Transformation of rotation into translation. cls February 26, 2004 23:49 38 Relative Velocity Point I is the point of tangency of centrodes of the rack and the gear. The gear centrode is a circle of radius ρ= |v| . 21) The relative motion of centrodes is pure rolling about I and the displacements of the rack and the angle of gear rotation φ are related by s = ρφ. 22) (21) The goal of the to-be-solved problem is to determine the sliding velocity v2 M(x2 , y2 , z 2 ).

At the start of motion, coordinate system S b coincides with S a , coordinate system S n (which is rigidly connected to S b ) coincides with S m (which is rigidly connected to S a ). 44) L−1 ma Lnm Lma = Lba . 46) m3 ]T . 47) and Lnm Lma [c 1 c2 c 3 ]T = Lma Lba [c 1 c2 c 3 ]T = m = [m1 m2 Here, m is the unit vector of the axis of S m that is the axis of rotation (two components of m are equal to zero and the third is equal to one). 4. 4 ROTATIONAL AND TRANSLATIONAL 4 × 4 MATRICES Generally, the origins of coordinate systems do not coincide and the orientations of the systems are different.

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