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Mar2113, 12:14 PM

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I am working on some vector frame transformations for describing the motion of an oil pump jack. I am using these transformations in a Mathematica program that animates the motion equations that I calculate, and the animation is not working correctly. This leads me to believe that my transformations might be incorrect.
Here's a picture of the pump jack. Here's a simple picture of what I'm using for the reference frames. There's an i,j,k frame, and an a, b, and c frames. The transformations that I'm currently using are a[1] > Cos[\[Theta][t]] i + Sin[\[Theta][t]] j, a[2] > Sin[\[Theta][t]] i + Cos[\[Theta][t]] j, a[3] > k, b[1] > Cos[\[Beta][t]] a[1] + Sin[\[Beta][t]] a[2], b[2] > Sin[\[Beta][t]] a[1] + Cos[\[Beta][t]] a[2], b[3] > a[3], c[1] > Cos[\[Gamma][t]] b[1] + Sin[\[Gamma][t]] b[2], c[2] > Sin[\[Gamma][t]] b[1] + Cos[\[Gamma][t]] b[2], c[3] > b[3] Unfortunately the program doesn't like this. Any help you have is appreciated. Ryan 


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