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“A Rudimentary History of Dynamics”

Authors: Andrew Ross,
Affiliation: SINTEF
Reference: 2009, Vol 30, No 4, pp. 223-235.

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Keywords: History of science, dynamics, mechanics, kinematics, Newtonian equations, Newton´s Laws

Abstract: This article presents a condensed overview of the development of dynamics from Ancient Greece through to the late 18th century. Its purpose is to bring an often neglected topic to the control community in as interesting a fashion as the author can achieve.

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BibTeX:
@article{MIC-2009-4-3,
  title={{A Rudimentary History of Dynamics}},
  author={Ross, Andrew},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  volume={30},
  number={4},
  pages={223--235},
  year={2009},
  doi={10.4173/mic.2009.4.3},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}
};

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