Suslov Problem with the Clebsch–Tisserand Potential

    2018, Volume 23, Number 2, pp.  193-211

    Author(s): Hu S., Santoprete M.

    In this paper, we study a nonholonomic mechanical system, namely, the Suslov problem with the Clebsch–Tisserand potential. We analyze the topology of the level sets defined by the integrals in two ways: using an explicit construction and as a consequence of the Poincaré–Hopf theorem. We describe the flow on such manifolds.
    Keywords: Suslov Problem, topology of level sets, nonholonomic systems, rigid body, Chaplygin systems
    Citation: Hu S., Santoprete M., Suslov Problem with the Clebsch–Tisserand Potential, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2018, Volume 23, Number 2, pp. 193-211

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