ok so i've got the three components of the inertia tensor (A,A,C) and ive derived expression for, using matrices, the angular velocities w1,w2,w3 (these expressions can be found online if you don't already know them). anywho, what i need to do next is use the fact that torque = rate of change of angular momentum to derive equations for the three components of torque.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

so, for example,

tau 3 = C*d/dt{w3}

this cancels out quite nicely and we get that tau 3 =0.

However, when trying to get expressions for tau 1 and 2 the algebra gets very messy.

Help!

sorry if this isn't clear enough but if you don't understand what i mean just post and i'll get back to you!

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