MotionGenesis: Senior Consultant Thomas Kane, Ph.D. (now retired)

Professor Thomas R. Kane was born in Austria in 1924 and emigrated to the United States in 1938. Tom's dad was musical composer Ernest Kanitz, who started as a piano tuner in New York City. Tom's mom's correspondence with a family friend in France and serendipity connected the Kane (Kanitz) family to Dorothy Canfield Fisher a renowned author and director at the Quaker Oakwood school in Poughkeepsie (upstate New York). Tom is grateful to Dorothy Fisher for his opportunity to leave the ghetto, board at Oakwood school, receive a first-class education, and work summers doing language translation (Tom speaks German, English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese). Tom attended Guilford college in NC for one year before joining the war effort.

A small part-time custodial job in photography was reason-enough for Tom to be assigned from 1943-45 as a combat photographer in the South Pacific during World War II.   Tom Kane maybe the only person who witnessed both the start and end of World War II, seeing both Hitler's march into Austria as well as photographing the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri in 1945.

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After the war, Tom attended Columbia University from 1946-1953 and earned four degrees: B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics.   After graduating, Tom spent 45 years teaching Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University and gave lectures, seminars, and conferences in several languages around the world.

Dr. Kane has published 10 textbooks and 172 technical papers and is the preeminent expert and author of modern dynamics theory (known as "Kane Dynamics").

In 1988, Dr. Kane joined Online Dynamics and was instrumental in the symbolic manipulator Autolev, providing technical leadership and vast amounts of documentation. In 1994, Tom became Professor Emeritus of Mechanics and Computation at Stanford University and founded Kane, Dynamics, Inc. a consulting company that, with Dr. Ken Chung, developed Animake, an animation program for Autolev and MotionGenesis.

Dr. Kane joined   Motion Genesis   as a Senior Consultant in 2010 to bring symbolic manipulation to engineers and the engineering classroom. Specialization includes providing motion expertise to the biomechanical, legal, and defense industries.


Kanisms - sayings by Thomas Kane
  • Kane's 1st theorem - "Nothing is equal to anything."
  • Kane's 2nd theorem - "Everything is equal to everything else."
  • "When you're not sure whether you know or not - you don't know."
  • "Principal of minimum astonishment."
  • "Lets go slow - we do not have time to go fast."
  • "How do I know what I think until I have heard what I have said."
  • "When in doubt, get indignant."
  • "When in doubt, say Euler."
  • "When you have differential equations, first classify them."
  • "Differential equations come in two kinds, good and bad - and there are no good ones."
  • "Linear algebra is simply a method of bookkeeping."
  • "Always keep an extra negative sign in your pocket."
  • "Avoid differentiation, especially vectors."
  • "One swallow does not a springtime make."
  • Newton's 1st law: "An object moves in a straight line with a constant speed, unless it doesn't."
  • "UHT: useful half-truth."
  • "Believe nothing - and that only infrequently."
  • "Your boss doesn't know anything - by definition."
  • "Always be scared to say anything."
  • "So it goes."
  • "Life is rough."
  • "When in doubt - cheat."
  • "Go to the head of the line - it is always the shortest part."
  • Kane quoting Timoshenko: "The cheapest way to pay is with money."
  • What is a lecture? "An instructor comes in to give lots of answers to questions to students who did not ask them.   Worst lectures are the ones in which the answers do not matter.
    Best lectures are the ones in which the answers matter."
Contributed by Dr. Keith Buffington, William Segraves, and Paul Mitiguy
Combat photographer Tom Kane photographing end of World War II.
U.S./Japan treaty aboard USS Missouri, September 2, 1945.
USS Missouri Japan Surrender WWII Kane Combat Photographer
Click to enlarge photo   Video: Japan/US treaty
Tom is kneeling at 1:00 at top of photo (left of tripod) and holds a black camera.
Tom is in dark green fatigues, holding a black camera, looking up to his left.
 
USS Missouri End of WWII
Courtesy of Jim Walton.

Audio by Thomas R. Kane  Link contributed by Dr. Burford.Furman

The theory and application of modern dynamics [sound recording] / [lecture by] Thomas R. Kane

Books by Thomas R. Kane

  1. "Analytical Elements of Mechanics," Vol. 1., Academic Press, New York and London, 1959.
  2. "Analytical Elements of Mechanics," Vol. 2., Academic Press, New York and London, 1961.
  3. "Dynamics," Holt, Reinhart and Winston, New York, 1968.
  4. "Spacecraft Dynamics," McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1983. (With P. W. Likins and D. A. Levinson)
  5. "Dynamics: Theory and Applications," McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1985. (With D. A. Levinson)
  6. "Dynamics Online: Theory and Implementation with AUTOLEV," OnLine Dynamics, Inc., 1996. (With D. A. Levinson)
  7. "ANIMAKE Userís Guide," Kane Dynamics, Inc., 1996.
  8. "Engineering Mechanics Online: Statics," 1998. (With D. A. Levinson)
  9. "Engineering Mechanics Online: Dynamics," 1998. (With D. A. Levinson)
  10. "Solutions Manual for Engineering Mechanics Online", 1998. (With D. A. Levinson)

Technical papers and reports by Thomas R. Kane

1. "Response of an Elastic Solid to an Oscillating Pressure within a Cavity," Technical Report No. 7, Office of Naval Research Project NR-064-388, Contract Nonr-266(09), 1953. (With R. D. Mindlin)

2. "Vectors and Conic Sections,"Columbia Engineering Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 18-19, 1953.

3. "Comments on 'A Note on Critical Reflections of Elastic Waves at Free Surfaces',"Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 498-499, 1953. (With R. D. Mindlin)

4. "Reflection of Flexural Waves at the Edge of a Plate," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 213-220, 1954.

5. "An Approximate Solution of the Equations of Motion of a Gyroscope," Proceedings of the Second Midwestern Conference on Solid Mechanics, pp. 60-67, 1955.

6. "High-Frequency Extensional Vibrations of Plates," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 23, pp. 277-283, 1956. (With R. D. Mindlin)

7. "Reflection of Dilatational Waves at the Edge of a Plate," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 24, pp. 219-227, 1957.

8. "Kinematical Relationships Governing the Motion of a Ballistic Missile," Pennsylvania Triangle, Vol. 44, No. 4, 1958.

9. "The Effect of Product-of-Inertia Coupling on the Natural Frequencies of a Rigid Body on Resilient Supports," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 26, p. 311, 1959.

10. "Axially Symmetric Extensional Vibrations of a Circular Disc with a Concentric Hole," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 26, pp. 541-545, 1959. (With O. G. Gustafsson)

11. "Partial Rates of Change of Position and of Orientation," Bulletin of Mechanical Engineering Education, Vol. 11, No. 17, pp. 17-24, 1960.

12. "NSU-Wankel Engine," Engineering, Vol. 189, pp. 184-185, 1960.

13. "An Addition to the Theory of Whirling," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 383-386, 1961.

14. "Dynamics of Nonholonomic Systems," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 574-578, 1961.

15. "A Generalized Principle of Virtual Work," Bulletin of the Polytechnical Institute of Jassy, Vol 7(11), 1961. (With S. Shore)

16. "Variable-mass Dynamics," Bulletin of Mechanical Engineering Education, Vol. II, No. 20, pp. 62-65, 1961.

17. "An Addition to the Theory of Gyroscopic Stabilization," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 214-215, 1962.

18. "Impulsive Motions," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 715-718, 1962.

19. "Stability of Steady Rotations of a Rigid Body Carrying an Oscillating Particle," Proceedings of the Fourth U. S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, pp. 235-238, 1962.

20. "A New Method for Attitude Stabilization," AIAA J., Vol. 1. No. 6, pp. 1365-1367, 1963. (With D. Sobala)

21. "Dynamics of a Large Steerable Radio Telescope Antenna," Proceedings of the ASCE, Vol. 89, 1963. (With W. Weaver, Jr.)

22. "Attitude Stability of a Spinning Unsymmetrical Satellite in a Circular Orbit," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. X, No. 4, pp. 114-119, 1963. D. J. Shippy)

23. "Comment on `Equilibrium Orientation of Gravity-Gradient Satellites'", AIAA J., Vol. 2, No. 7, p. 1357, 1964. (With P. Likins)

24. "Attitude Stability of Earth-Pointing Satellites," AIAA J., Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 726-731, 1965.

25. "Effects of a Rotor on the Attitude Stability of a Satellite in a Circular Orbit," AIAA J., Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 936-940, 1965. (With D. L. Mingori)

26. "Stability of Gyroscopes Orbiting in a Gravitational Field," AIAA J., Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 1290-1293, 1965. (With C. F. Wang)

27. "On the Derivation of Equations of Motion," J. Soc. Indust. Appl. Math., Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 487-492, 1965. (With C. F. Wang)

28. "Attitude Stability of a Spinning Satellite in an Elliptic Orbit," J. Appl. Mech., Vol, 33, No. 2, pp. 402-405, 1966. (With P. M. Barba)

29. "Effects of Energy Dissipation on a Spinning Satellite," AIAA J., Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 1391-1394, 1966. (With P. M. Barba)

30. "Gravity Torque Effects", AIAA J., Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 1454-1455, 1966. (With T. R. Robe)

31. "Real Solutions of Sets of Nonlinear Equations," AIAA J., Vol. 4, No. 10, p. 1880, 1966.

32. "Free and Forced Oscillations of a Class of Mechanical Systems," Int. J Non-linear Mechanics, Vol. 1, pp. 157-167, 1966.

33. "Dynamics of the Bifilar Pendulum," Int. J. Mech. Sci., Vol. 9, pp. 83-96, 1967.

34. "Dynamics of an Elastic Satellite - I," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 3, pp. 333-353, 1967. (With T. R. Robe)

35. "Dynamics of an Elastic Satellite - II," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 3, pp. 691-703, 1967. (With T. R. Robe)

36. "Dynamics of an Elastic Satellite - III," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 3, pp. 1031-1051, 1967. (With T. R. Robe)

37. "The Attitude Stabilization of Rotating Satellites by Means of Gyroscopic Devices," J. Astr. Sc., Vol XIV, No. 4, pp. 158-166, 1967. (With D. L. Mingori)

38. "The Reorientation of a Human Being in Free Fall," Division of Engineering Mechanics Report No. 171, 1967. (With P. G. Smith)

39. "Reorientation of the Human Body by Means of Arm Motions," Division of Engineering Mechanics Technical Report No. 182, 1968. (With B. C. Riddle)

40. "On the Dynamics of the Human Body in Free Fall," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 167-168, 1968. (With P. G. Smith)

41. "Gyroscopic Drifts Associated with Rotational Vehicle Vibrations," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 553-559, 1968. (With R. A. Wenglarz)

42. "On a Class of Two-Degree-of-Freedom Oscillations," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 547-552, 1968. (With M. E. Kahn)

43. "Pitch and Yaw Motions of a Human Being in Free Fall," Dept. of Applied Mechanics Technical Report No. 190, 1968. (With M. P. Scher)

44. "Self-Rotation of Astronauts by Means of Limb Movements," Transactions of the Second National Conference on Space Maintenance and Extra Vehicular Activities, 1968.

45. "Dynamics of Human Self-Rotation," Proceedings of the 4th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, The University of Santa Clara, May 1969.

46. "A Dynamical Explanation of the Falling Cat Phenomenon," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 5, pp. 663-670, 1969. (With M. P. Scher)   Apple Computer Patent?

47. "Alteration of the State of Motion of a Human Being in Free Fall," Dept. of Applied Mechanics Technical Report No. 198, 1969. (With M. P. Scher)

48. "On a Restricted Problem of Two Rigid Spheroids," Astronomical J., Vol. 74, No. 4, pp. 563-567, 1969. (With D. B. Johnson)

49. "A Method of Active Attitude Control Based on Energy Considerations," J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 633-636, 1969.

50. "A Simple Description of the Motion of Spherical Pendulum," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 408-411, 1969. (With K. F. Johansen)

51. "Planar Motion of a Human Being Under the Action of Body-fixed Thrust," Dept. of Applied Mechanics Technical Report No. 199, 1969. (With J. D. Yatteau)

52. "Human Self-Rotation by Means of Limb Movements," J. Biomechanics, Vol. 3, pp. 39-49, 1970. (With M. P. Scher)

53. "Passive Stabilization of Symmetric Satellite on a Fly-by Mission," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. XVII, No. 5, pp. 292-306, 1970. (With E. L. Marsh)

54. "Solution of the Equations of Rotational Motion for a Class of Torque-free Gyrostats," AIAA J., Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 1141-1143, 1970.

55. "Motion of Symmetric Gyrostat in a Viscous Medium," AIAA J., Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 1786-1789, 1970.

56. "Equivalence of Two Gyrostatic Stability Problems," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 37, No. 4, p. 1146, 1970. (With R. C. Fowler)

57. "Self-Rotation of Animate Beings," Medicine and Sport, Vol. 6, pp. 212-218, 1971.

58. "Gyroscopic Stabilization and Destabilization," Bulletin of Mechanical Engineering Education, Vol. 10, pp. 141-149, 1971.

59. "Gyroscopic Control of Rigid Body Constrained to Rotate About a Fixed Axis," Dept. of Applied Mechanics Technical Report No. 201, 1970. (With M. Headrick)

60. "Attitude Stability of a Symmetric Satellite at the Equilibrium Points in the Restricted Three-body Problem, Celestial Mechanics, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 78-90, 1971. (With E. L. Marsh)

61. "Experimental Investigation of Planar Motions of a Human Being Under the Action of a Body-fixed Thrust," Dept. of Applied Mechanics Technical Report No. 202, 1971. (With J. D. Yatteau)

62. "Kinematics of a Rigid Body in Spaceflight," Dept. of Applied Mechanics Technical Report No. 204, 1971 (With P. W. Likins)

63. "Dynamic Equilibrium of a Compound Pendulum in an Artificial Satellite," AIAA J., Vol. 9, No. 8, pp. 1456-1461, 1971. (With S. Athel)

64. "Motion of a Symmetric Rigid Body Subjected to a Specialized Body-fixed Force," Dept. of Applied Mechanics Technical Report No. 202, 1971. (With B. S. Chia)

65. "Behavior of a Two-Degree-of Freedom Gyroscope in a Rotating Satellite," J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 1456-1461. 1972. (With S. Athel)

66. "Motion of Symmetric Rigid Body Subjected to a Specialized Body-fixed Force," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 8, pp. 415-438, 1972. (With B. S. Chia)

67. "Gravitational Stabilization of a Satellite in a Fixed Inertial Orientation," J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 493-498, 1972. (With K. F. Johansen)

68. "Experimental Investigation of an Astronaut Maneuvering Scheme," J. Biomechanics, Vol. 5, pp. 313-320, 1972. (With M. R. Headrick and J. D. Yatteau)

69. "Eccentric and Concentric Two-body Systems," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 845-846, 1972. (With R. H. Cronin)

70. "Reduction of a Gyrostat Problem to that of Rigid Body," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 105-108, 1973. (With B. S. Chia)

71. "Solution of Kinematical Differential Equations for a Rigid Body," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 109-113, 1973.

72. "Instability of Rotation about a Centroidal Axis of Maximum Moment of Inertia," AIAA J., Vol. 10, No. 10, pp. 1356-1358, 1972.

73. "Gravitational Interaction Torques," J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 9, No. 10, pp. 783-784, 1972. (With R. H. Cronin)

74. "Spin Stability of Torque-Free Systems - Part I," AIAA J., Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 862-867, 1973. (With D. R. Teixeira)

75. "Spin Stability of Torque-Free System - Part II,"AIAA J., Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 878-880, 1973. (With D. R. Teixeira)

76. "Gravitational Stabilization of a Two-body Satellite,"J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 291-294, 1973. (With R. H. Cronin)

77. "Principal Axes and Moments of Inertia of Deformable Systems," NASA TM X-2934, Washington, D. C., October 1973, pp. 37-48.

78. "Estabilidade Rotacional De Dois Corpos Rigidos Acoplados Por Uma Junta Flexivel No Espaco Inercial", I Simposio Brasileiro de Ciencias Mecanicas, Rio de Janeiro, 1973. (With D. R. Teixeira)

79. "Inertia Parameters Required for the Dynamic Analysis of Human Motions," Mechanics and Sport, Applied Mechanics Division of ASME, Vol. 4, pp. 5-8, 1973.

80. "Lagrange's Equations for a Rigid Body," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 40, No. 4, p. 1118, 1973.

81. "Spin Stability of Torque-Free Systems Containing Rotors," AIAA J, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 720-721, 1974.

82. "Quadratic Eigenproblems," SUDAM Report No. 74-8, August 1974. (With D. L. Taylor)

83. "Mechanical Demonstration of Mathematical Stability and Instability," J. Engineering Education, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1974, pp. 45-47.

84. "Multiparameter Quadratic Eigenproblems," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 478-483, 1975. (With D. L. Taylor)

85. "Experimental Determination of Forces Exerted in Tennis Play," Proc. of the Foruth Int'l. Seminar on Biomechanics, Int'l. Series on Sport Sciences, Vol. 1, Biomechanics IV, University Park Press, pp. 284-290, 1975. (With J. Priest and W. C. Hayes).

86. "Evaluation of Wheel Blocking for Vehicles Parked on Slopes," J. Safety Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 119-126, 1975. (With D. L. Taylor)

87. "A Constant Speed Ratio Coupling for Shafts with Time-varying Orientations," Proc. of the Fourth World Congress on the Theory of Machines, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 1975.

88. "Multiparameter Eigensystems - Applications to Rotor Dynamics," Proc. of the World Congress on the Theory of Machines, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 1975. (With D. L. Taylor)

89 "Fundamental Kinematical Relationships for Single-track Vehicles," Int. J. Mech. Sc., Vol. 17, pp. 499-504, 1975.

90 "Gravitational Forces and Moments on Spacecraft. CR-2618, 1975. (With P. W. Likins)

91. "Stability, Instability, and Terminal Attitude Motion of a Spinning, Dissipative Spacecraft," AIAA J., Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 39-42, 1976. (With D. A. Levinson)

92. "Explicit Attitude Stability Criteria for Passive, Earth-pointing Satellites," J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 180-187, 1976. (With J. R. Murphy)

93. "Spin Stability of a Satellite Equipped with Four Booms," J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 208-213, 1976. (With D. A. Levinson)

94. "Effects of Drawbar Properties on the Behavior of Articulated Vehicles," ASME paper 76-WA Aut-10, 1976. (With D. L. Taylor)

95. "Angular Momentum, Kinetic Energy, and Generalized Inertia Forces for a Gyrostat," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 515-517, 1976.

96. "Dynamics of Systems with Extremely Heterogeneous Inertia Properties," Mech. Res. Comm., Vol. 3, pp. 489-494, 1976. (With D. A. Levinson)

97. "Simulation of Attitude Motions of Torque-free, Deformable Spacecraft," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 13, pp. 39-51, 1977. (With R. L. Roth)

98. "Steady Turning of Single Track Vehicles," SAE Paper 77057,

99. "Kinematical Implications of Side Slip for Single Track Vehicles," SAE Paper 77056, 1977.

100. "Deployment of a Cable-Supported Payload from an Orbiting Spacecraft," J. Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 409-413, 1977. (With D. A. Levinson)

101. "Wheelslip and Wheelstanding Acceleration Limits for Single Track Vehicles,"Mech. Res. Comm., Vol. 4, pp. 93-98, 1977. (With J. S. Petrek)

102. "Experimental Investigation of Performance Characteristics of Flexible Shaft Coupling," ASME Paper 77-DET-129, 1977. (With B. Eghbali)

103. "Approximate Simulation of the Behavior of a Class of Two-degree-of -freedom Systems," Int. J. Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 141-145, 1977. (With R. L. Roth)

104. "User's Manual for SAM," SUDAM Report No. 76-3, Department of Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, 1977. (With R. L. Roth)

105. "The Importance of Slip Law Nonlinearity in the Theory of Steady Turning of Automobiles," Mech. Res. Comm., Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 315-330, 1977. (With G. K. Man)

106. "Nonholonomic Multibody Systems Containing Gyrostats," Dynamics of Multibody Systems, Springer-Verlag, pp. 97-107, 1978.

107. "Interactive Computer Graphics - A New Coaching Aid," Proc. of the Sixth Int. Congress of Biomechanics, Copenhagen, pp. 439-443, 1977. (With J. Walton)

108. "Torque-Free Motion of a Simple Gyrostat Initially at Rest," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. XXV, No. 4, pp. 365-370, 1977.

109. "Reorientation of a Gyrostat," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. XXVII, No. 1, pp. 85-90, 1979. (With J. Chen)

110. "The Effect of Frame Flexibility on High Speed Weave of Motorcycles," SAE Trans., Vol. 87, Sec. 2, pp. 1389-1396, 1978.

111. "Teaching of Mechanics to Undergraduates," Int. J. Mech. Eng. Education, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 187-189, 1978.

112. "Successive Finite Rotations," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 945-946, 1978. (With D. A. Levinson)

113. "A Realistic Solution of the Symmetric Top Problem," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 903-909, 1978. (With D. A. Levinson)

114. "Kinetic Energy Bounds for Gyrostats," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 46, pp. 459-461, 1979.

115. "Characterization of Wheel-Roadway Interaction for Recreational Vehicles," Dynamics of Recreational Vehicles, SP-443, SAE, pp. 1-14, 1979. (With G. K. Man)

116. "Steady Turning of Two-Wheeled Vehicles," Dynamics of Wheeled Recreational Vehicles, SP-443, SAE, pp. 55-75, 1979. (With G. K. Man)

117. "Energy Sink Analysis of Systems Containing Driven Rotors," J. Guidance and Control, Vol. 3, No. 3, p. 234-238, 1980. (With D. A. Levinson)

118. "Formulation of Equations of Motion for Complex Spacecraft," J. Guidance and Control, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 99-112, 1980. (With D. A. Levinson)

119. "A Nonlinear Study of the Steady-State Turning Behavior of Car-Trailer Systems," SAE Trans., Vol. 89, Sec. 1, pp. 974-978, 1980. (With F. O. Eke)

120. "Experimental Investigation of Tire-Roadway Interaction," Recreational Vehicle Dynamics, SP-463, SAE, pp. 31-38, 1980. (With R. G. Fossmann). 121. "Large Motions of Unrestrained Space Trusses," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, pp. 49-88, 1980. (With D. A. Levinson)

122. "Slewing Maneuvers of Gyrostat Spacecraft," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, pp. 267-279, 1980. (With J. Chen)

123. "Simulation of Large Motions of Nonuniform Beams in Orbit, Part I - The Cantilever Beam," J. Astr. Sc., Vol.XXIX, No. 3, pp. 213-244, 1981. (With D. A. Levinson)

124. "Simulation of Large Motions of Nonuniform Beams in Orbit, Part II - The Unrestrained Beam," J. Astr. Sc., Vol XXIX, No. 3, pp. 245-275, 1981. (With D. A. Levinson)

125. "Determinantal Equations in Structural Mechanics," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 171-172, 1982.

126. "Realistic Mathematical Modeling of the Rattleback," Int. J. Non-linear Mechanics, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 175-186, 1982. (With D. A. Levinson)

127. "Docking of a Spacecraft with an Unrestrained Orbiting Structure," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. XXXI, No. 1, pp. 23-48, 1982. (With D. A. Levinson)

128. "Tether Deployment Dynamics," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. XXX, No. 4, pp. 347-366, 1982. (With A. K. Banerjee)

129. "Formulation of Dynamical Equations of Motion," Am. J. Physics, Vol. 51, No. 11, pp. 974-977, 1983.

130. "A Conservation Theorem for Simple Nonholonomic Systems," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 647-651, 1983. (With A. K. Banerjee)

131. "Dynamics of Tractor-Semitrailer Vehicles," International Association for Vehicle Design, London, U. K., 1983. (With Y. Amada)

132. "The Use of Kane's Dynamical Equations in Robotics," Int. J. Robotics Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 3-21, 1983. (With D. A. Levinson)

133. "Multibody Dynamics," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 50, No. 46, pp. 1071-1078, 1983. (With D. A. Levinson)

134. "Dynamics of Robots and Manipulators Involving Closed Loops," Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators, Morecki, A. Bianchi, G., Kedzior, K., Kogan Page, London, pp. 97-106, 1985. (With H. Faessler)

135. "Tethered Satellite Retrieval with Thruster Augmented Control," J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 45-50, 1984. (With A. K. Banerjee)

136. "A New Method for the Retrieval of the Shuttle-Based Tethered Satellite," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 351-354, 1984.

137. "Dynamics of a Beam Moving over Supports," Int. J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 617-644, 1985. (With K. W. Buffinton)

138. "Dynamics of a Modular Space Station," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 381-400, 1985. (With R. R. Ryan)

139. "Equations of Motion Governing the Deployment of a Flexible Linkage from a Spacecraft," J. Astr. Sce., Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 417-428, 1985. (With S. Djerassi)

140. "Symbolic Generation of Efficient Simulation/Control Routines for Multibody Systems," Dynamics of Multibody Systems, Springer Verlag, pp. 153-164, 1986. (With P. E. Nielan)

141. "Dynamics of a Beam Attached to a Moving Base," J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 139-151, 1987. (With R. Ryan and A. Banerjee)

142. "Approximate Solutions of Differential Equations Governing the Orientation of a Rigid Body in a Reference Frame," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 233, 1987. (With D. Levinson)

143. "An Explicit Solution of the General Two-Body Collision Problem,'' Computational Mechanics (1987) 2, pp. 75-87, 1987. (With D. A. Levinson)

144. "Simulation of Head-Disk Collisions in Magnetic Recording,'' Paper No. B-25 ASME/ASLE 1987, San Antonio, Texas (With V. Ponnaganti and S. W. White)

145. "Dynamics of Head-Disk Contact/Impact in Magnetic Recording,'' IEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. Mag--23, No. 5,September 1987, pp. 3435-3437. (With V. Ponnaganti and S. W. White)

146. "Realistic Modeling of Automobile Skidding,'' Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 14(1), pp. 1--7, 1987. (With D. A. Levinson)

147. "Integrals of Linearized Differential Equations of Motion of Mechanical Systems; Part I: Linearized Differential Equations," J. Applied Mech., Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 656--660, 1987. (With S. Djerassi)

148. "Integrals of Linearized Differential Equations of Motion of Mechanical Systems; Part II: Linearized Equations of Motion," J. Applied Mech., Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 661--667, 1987. (With S. Djerassi)

149. "Approximate Description of Attitude Motions of a Torque-Free Nearly Axisymmetric Rigid Body," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 435--446, 1988. (With. D. A. Levinson)

150. "A Method for Testing Numerical Integrations of Equations of Motion ofMechanical Systems," J. Applied Mech., Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 711--715, 1988. (With D. A. Levinson)

151. "Extrusion of a Beam from a Rotating Base," J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 140--146, 1989. (With A. K. Banerjee)

152. "Computer Aided Formulation of Equations of Motion," Dynamics of Controlled Mechanical Systems, IUTAM/IFAC Symposium Zurich, Switzerland 1988, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 29--35, 1989.

153. "Dynamics of a Plate in Large Overall Motion," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 56, No. 14, pp. 887--892, 1989. (With A. K. Banerjee)

154. "Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinates and Angular Velocity," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 468--470, 1990. (With D. A. Levinson)

155. "AUTOLEV - A New Approach to Multibody Dynamics," Multibody Systems Handboook, Schiehlen, Werner (editor), Springer--Verlag, Berlin, 1990, pp. 81--102. (With D. A. Levinson)

156. "Testing Numerical Integrations of Equations of Motion," J. Appl. Mech., Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 248--249, 1990. (With D. A. Levinson)

157. "Gyroscopic Devices as Torque Generators," Commemorative Publication on the Occasion of the 80th Birthday of Prof. Dr. nat. Dr.--Ing. E. h. Kurt Magnus, Department B for Mechanics, Technical University of Munich, October 16, 1992, pp. 169--182. (With D. A. Levinson)

158. "An Alternate Approach to Space Missions Involving a Long Tether," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 313--327, 1992. (With Ehud Netzer)

159. "A Passive Method for Eliminating Coning of Force-Free, Axisymmetric Rigid Bodies," J. Astr. Sc., Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 439--448, 1992. (With D. A. Levinson)

160. "A Useable Solution of the Hanging Cable Problem," Computers & Structures, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 821--844, 1993. (With D. A. Levinson)

161. "Pointing Control, with Tethers as Actuators, of a Space Station Supported Platform," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 396--399, 1993. (With A. K. Banerjee)

162. "Spin Augmented Deployment and Retrieval of Tethered Artificial Gravity Spacecraft," AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Victoria, B. C., Canada, August 1993, Paper AAS 93--733. (With J. Stoen)

163. "Motion of a Rigid Body Supported at One Point by a Rotating Arm,"Shock and Vibration, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 121--134, 1993. (With J. Stoen)

164. "Optimal Detumbling of Multibody Systems," Paper No. 93-188, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Pasadena, Ca.,1993. (With N. Hussain)

165. "Deployment and Retrieval Optimization of Tethered Satellite Systems," J. Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1085--1038, 1993. (With J. Stoen)

166. "Modeling and Simulation of Rotor Bearing Friction," J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 1137--1139, 1994. (With A. Banerjee)

167. "Optimal Internally Induced Rest-to-Rest Reorientation of Planar Multibody Systems," Proceedings of the 2nd ESA International Conference on Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, pp. 131-38, 1994. (With N. Hussain)

168. "Uses of Electrodynamic Forces in Tethered Satellit Systems, Part I: System Control," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1031--1038, 1994. (With E. Netzer)

169. "Uses of Electrodynamic Forces in Tethered Satellit Systems, Part II: Orbit Transfer," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1039--1043. 1994. (With E. Netzer)

170. "Estimation and Control of Tethered Satellite Systems," J. Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 18, No.4, pp. 851--858, 1995. (With E. Netzer)

171. "Motion Variables Leading to Efficient Equations of Motion," Int'l.J. Robotics Research, Vol. 15, No.5, pp. 522-532, 1996. (With P. Mitiguy)

172. "A New Way to Teach, Learn, and Practice Mechanics," Mechanics, Vol. 27, No. 5-6, pp. IV-IX, May-June 1998. (With D. A. Levinson)