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Book Question -- velocity polygon and corelis acceleration

  1. Jun 10, 2017 #1
    Can someone please tell me what book is about velocity polygon and corelis acceleration?

    Thank you
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    What are those?
  4. Jun 13, 2017 #3
    By "velocity polygon" are you referring perhaps to how it can sometimes look like a polygon when drawing out the addition of two vectors?
  5. Jun 13, 2017 #4
    Perhaps the OP is referring to the idea that, in many mechanism problems, it is convenient to express position relations in terms of a polygon that remains closed at all times, although it may deform as parts move and time passes.

    When these relations are differentiated with respect to time, the result is a closed polygon of velocity vectors.

    The Coriolis acceleration falls out naturally wherever it is relevant with this approach to kinematics.
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