nonholonomic system

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nonholonomic system

[¦nän‚häl·ə′näm·ik ′sis·təm]
(mechanics)
A system of particles which is subjected to constraints of such a nature that the system cannot be described by independent coordinates; examples are a rolling hoop, or an ice skate which must point along its path.
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Vehicle drive system is a non-holonomic system [3, 5], where the number of control variables is less than the number of output variables.
Her topics are dynamic modeling of constrained systems, non-linear control theory, stabilization strategies for non-linear systems, model-based tracking control, path following strategies, and the model reference tracking control of high-order non-holonomic systems.