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Different approaches to Kovalevskaya top

Author(s): Kukić Katarina

Journal: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
ISSN 1450-5584

Volume: 35;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 347;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Kovalevskaya top | integrable case | integration procedure

In this paper we study the equations of motion of a rigid body around a fixed point in the case of Kovalevskaya. We give interpretation of the 'mysterious substitution of variables' in Sofia Kovalevskaya's paper. The present paper also connects integration procedure proposed by Golubov with the original equations obtained by S. Kovalevskaya.