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Now let the primed axes be obtained from the unprimed axes by a rotation only. We denote unit vectors along x\ -, %2-, and jca-axes by ei , 62, and 63, respectively, and those along x{-, x2-, and ^ -axes by e^, e^, and e^, respectively. 70) Purchased from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 16 ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS then an, a\2, and a\-$ are the direction cosines (or components) of e^ with respect to the unprimed axes. We can write = 0i/e/. Similarly, 62 = 02/e*, e^ = au*i.

Fig. 3. Two rectangular Cartesian coordinate axes related by a rotation. 63) x2 = —xi sin 0 + X2 cos 0. Using the index notation, the set of Eqs. 64) where ay are elements of the matrix [a]\ a n fli2 1 _ r c°s# sin# i 021 022 J [ ~Sin(9 COS6> J Before Eqs. 63) are generalized to three dimensions, we give below an alternate method of arriving at Eq. 63) . Let e^ and t2 denote unit vectors along x(- and Jt^-axes, respectively, and ei- and C2-unit vectors along x\- and J2-axes, respectively. Then the vector OP going from point 0 to point P can be written as Also, ei = cos^ ei +sin^ 62, 2 = -sin# ei + cos^ 62.

77) ei = o/i ej or e/ = ay/ej. 78) therefore, From the point of view of the solution of a set of simultaneous linear equations, the matrix a^ in Eq. 79) Purchased from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics MATHEMATICAL PRELIMINARIES 17 Here [aij]T is the transpose of the matrix [a//] and is obtained from it by interchanging rows and columns. A matrix [ay] that satisfies Eq. 79) is called an orthogonal matrix. That is, the transpose of an orthogonal matrix equals its inverse. A transformation is said to be orthogonal if the matrix associated to it is orthogonal.

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