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I set a small project for myself to design a controller for a rocket, which moves a mass around to shift the center of mass, in order to steer a rocket.

The picture shows a simplified model of a rocket plus a movable mass. , shown is a rod for the rocket, and a mass for the controller. there is a fixed thrust at the back of the rocket. (which I may change into a control parameter later in the project)

What do I need to know in order to go about writing down the equations of motion for this system? Do I need to know some more hardcore angular momentum (tensor of inertia, precession), or is basic fixed axis angular momentum enough? are there any chapters of textbooks that come to mind that contain the necessary topics I need to put this all in state space so I can design the controller? Any books that are just about deriving physical models of things in general?

Thanks

The picture shows a simplified model of a rocket plus a movable mass. , shown is a rod for the rocket, and a mass for the controller. there is a fixed thrust at the back of the rocket. (which I may change into a control parameter later in the project)

What do I need to know in order to go about writing down the equations of motion for this system? Do I need to know some more hardcore angular momentum (tensor of inertia, precession), or is basic fixed axis angular momentum enough? are there any chapters of textbooks that come to mind that contain the necessary topics I need to put this all in state space so I can design the controller? Any books that are just about deriving physical models of things in general?

Thanks