The Motion of a Free Asymmetric Top in n Dimensions
The motion and dynamical stability of a free asymmetric top about its center of mass is investigated in a Euclidean space of dimension n. It is shown that each stationary rotation in which only two principal axes of inertia of the top move is stable if and only if no other principal axis has a coefficient of inertia intermediate to those of the two moving axes.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: New Mexico State University
Publication date: October 1, 1986