Moving Constraints as Stabilizing Controls in Classical Mechanics

@inproceedings{Bressan2008MovingCA,
  title={Moving Constraints as Stabilizing Controls in Classical Mechanics},
  author={Alberto Bressan and Franco Rampazzo},
  year={2008}
}
The paper analyzes a Lagrangian system which is controlled by directly assigning some of the coordinates as functions of time, by means of frictionless constraints. In a natural system of coordinates, the equations of motions contain terms which are linear or quadratic w.r.t. time derivatives of the control functions. After reviewing the basic equations, we… CONTINUE READING