Using the Euler equations for two dimensional motion
The
basic equations for twodimensional motion are the two scalar equations
obtained from writing Euler’s first law
_{}
plus one of the following three forms of Euler’s second law
1.
If
the body is pinned at O to an inertial frame then use the table and/or the
parallel axis theorem (_{}) to find _{}and write:
_{}
2.
Or
you can always take moments about the center of
mass using the equation
_{}
3.
Or
you can always take moments about any arbitrary
point P using the equation
_{}

ã Mehrdad Negahban and the
University of Nebraska, 19962002.
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