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Equivalent Axis Rotation
Sequences of Rotations
 Two different rotation sequences do not give
the same orientation and the resultant rotation
matrix depends on the order of rotations.
𝑪𝟐 𝟎 𝑺𝟐
 𝑹 = 𝑹𝒙 𝜽𝟏 𝑹𝒚 𝜽𝟐  𝑹 = 𝑺𝟏 𝑺𝟐 𝑪𝟏 −𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟐
−𝑪𝟏 𝑺𝟐 𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟏 𝑪𝟐

𝑪𝟐 𝑺𝟏 𝑺𝟐 𝑪𝟏 𝑺𝟐
 𝑹 = 𝑹𝒚 𝜽𝟐 𝑹𝒙 𝜽𝟏 𝑹= 𝟎 𝑪𝟏 −𝑺𝟏
−𝑺𝟐 𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟐 𝑪𝟏 𝑪𝟐

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𝑪𝟐 𝑺𝟏 𝑺𝟐 𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟐
 𝑹 = 𝑹𝒚 𝜽𝟏 𝑹𝒙 𝜽𝟐  𝑹 = 𝟎 𝑪𝟐 −𝑺𝟐
−𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟏 𝑺𝟐 𝑪𝟏 𝑪𝟐
Principal axes Rotations

 Another important variation is how these

rotations about the principal axes are performed.

 Rotation of a body successively about the

principal axes of the fixed frame.
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 Successive rotations of the body are performed
about the current principal axes of the moving
frame.
 These successive rotations about these two
different types of principal axes do not result in
the same orientation of the body.
 For example consider two successive rotations
of 𝟗𝟎𝟎 given to an object about the principal axes
of the fixed frame.
 First the body is rotated about 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 followed
by rotation about 𝒚 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 as shown.
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Z
Z’
Y’

Y
Y’’ 𝑹𝒁,𝟗𝟎𝟎 X’

X 𝑹𝒀,𝟗𝟎𝟎
X’’
Z’’
 And when the order of rotations is about the
principal axes of the moving frame in the same
sequence the result is different as shown.
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Z

Z’ Y’
Y

X’
X
Y’’ 𝑹𝒁,𝟗𝟎𝟎
Z’’ 𝑹𝒀′,𝟗𝟎𝟎

 Similarly change in order of rotation

about the principal axes of moving
frame also produces different final
X’’ orientation of the body.
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Fixed Angle Representation
 Let initially the fixed frame 𝑿, 𝒀, 𝒁 𝒐𝒓 𝟏 and the
moving frame 𝑼, 𝑽, 𝑾 𝒐𝒓 𝟐 be coincident.
Z
 And three different rotations W
are given to the body about the 𝜽𝟑
three axes of the fixed frame as 𝟏
shown in figure. 𝟐 V
𝜽𝟐
Y
𝜽𝟏

XU

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First rotation is about 𝒙 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 by an angle 𝜽𝟏 and
this is described by the rotation matrix 𝑹𝒙 𝜽𝟏 .
Z
W’
𝟏
𝜽𝟏 V’
𝟐′
𝜽𝟏
Y
𝜽𝟏

X U’

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Next this new frame 𝟐′ is rotated by 𝜽𝟐 about 𝒚 −
𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 to get the third frame 𝟐′′ .
Z
W’
 This rotation matrix for W’’ V’’
𝟐′
this rotation is 𝑹𝒚 𝜽𝟐 . 𝜽𝟐 𝟏 V’
𝟐′′
Y
𝜽𝟐
𝜽𝟐
X U’’

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 The final and third rotation is about the 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔
by 𝜽𝟑 to obtain the final frame 𝟐 .
 This is described by the matrix 𝑹𝒛 𝜽𝟑 .
Z
W 𝜽𝟑
V
𝟏
𝟐
Y

X U
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Z
W’
𝟏
𝜽𝟏 Z
V’ W’
W’’ V’’
𝟐′ 𝟐′
𝜽𝟏 Y 𝜽𝟐 𝟏 V’
𝜽𝟏 𝟐′′
Y
Z
X U’ W 𝜽𝟐
𝜽𝟑 𝜽𝟐
V
𝟏 X U’’
𝟐
Y  All these rotations
are shown in figures
above.
X U
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 This convention for specifying orientation is
known as “fixed angle representation” because
each rotation is specified about an axis of fixed
reference frame.

The above three rotations are referred to as

“𝑿𝒀𝒁 − 𝒇𝒊𝒙𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔”.

 The final frame orientation is given by the

overall rotation matrix computed by pre-
multiplication of the matrices of individual
rotations.
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 Hence 𝑹𝒙𝒚𝒛 𝜽𝟑 , 𝜽𝟐 , 𝜽𝟏 = 𝟏𝑹𝟐 =
𝑹𝒛 𝜽𝟑 𝑹𝒚 𝜽𝟐 𝑹𝒙 𝜽𝟏

 Using the three individual matrices the final

rotation matrix is obtained.

𝑹𝒙𝒚𝒛 𝜽𝟑 , 𝜽𝟐 , 𝜽𝟏 =
𝑪𝟑 −𝑺𝟑 𝟎 𝑪𝟐 𝟎 𝑺𝟐 𝟏 𝟎 𝟎
𝑺𝟑 𝑪𝟑 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 𝟎 𝟎 𝑪𝟏 −𝑺𝟏
𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 −𝑺𝟐 𝟎 𝑪𝟐 𝟎 𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟏
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𝑪𝟐 𝑪𝟑 𝑺𝟏 𝑺 𝟐 𝑪𝟑 − 𝑪𝟏 𝑺𝟑 𝑪𝟏 𝑺𝟐 𝑪𝟑 + 𝑺𝟏 𝑺𝟑
𝑹𝒙𝒚𝒛 𝜽𝟑 , 𝜽𝟐 , 𝜽𝟏 = 𝑪𝟐 𝑺𝟑 𝑺𝟏 𝑺 𝟐 𝑺𝟑 + 𝑪𝟏 𝑪𝟑 𝑪𝟏 𝑺𝟐 𝑺𝟑 − 𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟑
−𝑺𝟐 𝑺𝟏 𝑪𝟐 𝑪 𝟏 𝑪𝟐
Z

 𝒙𝒚𝒛 − 𝒇𝒊𝒙𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆

transformation is 𝜽𝟑 Roll
equivalent to 𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒍 −
𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒉 − 𝒚𝒂𝒘 (𝑹𝑷𝒀)
Pitch Y
transformation.
Yaw 𝜽𝟐

𝜽𝟏
X
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Equivalent Axis Rotation
A third representation of orientation is by a single
 A coordinate frame can be rotated about an
arbitrary 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 passing through the origin of
fixed reference frame 𝟏 .
 The rotation matrix for this case is obtained by
viewing the rotation as a sequence of rotations of
frame 𝟐 (along with 𝒌 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔) about the principal
axes of frame 𝟏 .
 Consider frame 𝟐 , initially coincident with
frame 𝟏 .
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W Z

𝜽
 Frame 𝟐 is rotated 𝟏
V
𝒌 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔, in frame 𝟏 . Y

𝟐′

X
U
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 The rotation of frame 𝟐 is decomposed into rotations
about the principal axes of frame 𝟏 .

axes of frame 𝟏 so as to align the 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 with 𝒙 −
𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔

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as to align the 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 with 𝒙 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔
Z
K

𝜶 P 𝜽
P’
Kz
1
𝜷 Ky Y
Kx
𝜶
P” 𝜽
X
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 These rotations are illustrated with the help of a vector
𝑷, initially in the direction of 𝒌 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔, as shown in
figure above.
 First, rotate the vector 𝑷 (along with 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 and frame
𝟐 of figure above) by an angle −𝜶 about 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 such
that this rotation causes the 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 to lie in 𝒙𝒛 − 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒆
of frame 𝟏 .

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 First, rotate the vector 𝑷 (along with 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 and frame 𝟐 of
figure below) by an angle −𝜶 about 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 such that this rotation
causes the 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 to lie in 𝒙𝒛 − 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒆 of frame 𝟏 .
Z
𝜶
K

𝜶 P
P’
Kz

Kx 1 Ky Y
𝜶
P”
X
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 This rotation is written as 𝟏𝑹𝟐 = 𝑹𝒛 −𝜶

 Next, vector 𝑷 (along with rotated 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌) is

rotated about 𝒚 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 by an angle 𝜷 so that
𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 aligns with 𝒙 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔.

𝑹𝒚 𝜷 𝑹𝒛 −𝜶

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 Next, vector 𝑷 (along with rotated 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌) is rotated about 𝒚 −
𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 by an angle 𝜷 so that 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌 aligns with 𝒙 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔.

Z
𝜶
K

𝜶 P
P’
Kz
1
𝜷 Ky Y
Kx
𝜶 𝜷

P”
X
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 Now the third rotation by an angle 𝜽 about the
rotated 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌, which is rotation about 𝒙 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔, is

 The resulting rotation matrix is then

 𝟏𝑹𝟐 = 𝑹𝒙 𝜽 𝑹𝒚 𝜷 𝑹𝒛 −𝜶

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 Now the third rotation by an angle 𝜽 about the rotated 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 𝒌,

Z
𝜶
K

𝜶 P
P’
Kz
1
𝜷 Ky Y
Kx
𝜶 𝜷

𝜽
P”
X
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𝒚 − and 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒆𝒔, respectively, in the opposite
sense and reverse order so as to restore the 𝒌 −
𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 to its original position leaving frame 𝟐 in
that rotated position.
 This gives
 𝟏𝑹𝟐 = 𝑹𝒌 𝜽 = 𝑹𝒛 𝜶 𝑹𝒚 −𝜷 𝑹𝒙 𝜽 𝑹𝒚 𝜷 𝑹𝒛 −𝜶

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 Next two rotations are made about 𝒚 − and 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒆𝒔,
respectively, in the opposite sense and reverse order.
Z
𝜶
K

𝜶 P
P’
Kz

𝜷
Kx 1 Ky Y
𝜶

P” 𝜽
X
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 𝟏𝑹𝟐 = 𝑹𝒌 𝜽 = 𝑹𝒛 𝜶 𝑹𝒚 −𝜷 𝑹𝒙 𝜽 𝑹𝒚 𝜷 𝑹𝒛 −𝜶
 Using the corresponding fundamental rotation
matrices one gets
 𝑹𝑲 (𝜽) =
𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜶 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 𝟎 −𝑺𝜷 𝟏 𝟎 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 𝟎 𝑺𝜷 𝑪𝜶 𝑺𝜶 𝟎
𝑺𝜶 𝑪𝜶 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 𝟎 𝟎 𝑪𝜽 −𝑺𝜽 𝟎 𝟏 𝟎 − 𝑺𝜶 𝑪𝜶 𝟎
𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 𝑺𝜷 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 𝟎 𝑺𝜽 𝑪𝜽 −𝑺𝜷 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏

𝑪𝜶𝑪𝜷 −𝑺𝜶 −𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑪𝜷 𝟎 𝑺𝜷 𝑪𝜶 𝑺𝜶 𝟎

 𝑹𝑲 (𝜽) = 𝑺𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑺𝜽𝑺𝜷 𝑪𝜽 −𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜷 − 𝑺𝜶 𝑪𝜶 𝟎
𝑺𝜷 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 −𝑪𝜽𝑺𝜷 𝑺𝜽 𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜷 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏

 𝑹𝑲 (𝜽) =
𝑪𝜶𝑪𝜷 −𝑺𝜶 −𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑪𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑺𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑺𝜷
𝑺𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 − 𝑪𝜽𝑺𝜶 𝑺𝜽𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 + 𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜷
𝑺𝜷 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 −𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 − 𝑺𝜽𝑺𝜶 −𝑪𝜽𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 + 𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜶 𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜷
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 𝑹𝑲 (𝜽) =
𝑪𝜶𝑪𝜷 −𝑺𝜶 −𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑪𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑺𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑺𝜷
𝑺𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 − 𝑪𝜽𝑺𝜶 𝑺𝜽𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 + 𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜷
𝑺𝜷 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 −𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 − 𝑺𝜽𝑺𝜶 −𝑪𝜽𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 + 𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜶 𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜷

 𝑹𝑲 (𝜽) =
𝑪𝜶𝑪𝜷 −𝑺𝜶 −𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑪𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑺𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑺𝜷
𝑺𝜶𝑪𝜷 𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 − 𝑪𝜽𝑺𝜶 𝑺𝜽𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 + 𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜶 −𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜷
𝑺𝜷 𝟎 𝑪𝜷 −𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜶𝑺𝜷 − 𝑺𝜽𝑺𝜶 −𝑪𝜽𝑺𝜶𝑺𝜷 + 𝑺𝜽𝑪𝜶 𝑪𝜽𝑪𝜷

𝒌𝟐𝒙 𝑽𝜽 + 𝑪𝜽 𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒚 𝑽𝜽 − 𝒌𝒛 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 + 𝒌𝒚 𝑺𝜽
𝑹𝒌 𝜽 = 𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒚 𝑽𝜽 + 𝒌𝒛 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝟐𝒚 𝑽𝜽 + 𝑪𝜽 𝒌𝒚 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 − 𝒌𝒙 𝑺𝜽
𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 − 𝒌𝒚 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝒚 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 + 𝒌𝒙 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝟐𝒛 𝑽𝜽 + 𝑪𝜽

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 The angles 𝜶 and 𝜷 can be eliminated from the
resulting final rotation matrix using the geometry.
 From the figure below it can be written for the
෡ = 𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒚 𝒌𝒛 𝑻 as
unit vector𝒌
𝒌𝒚
 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝜶 = ; Z
𝟐 𝟐
𝒌𝒙 +𝒌𝒚 K

𝒌𝒙
 𝐜𝐨𝐬 𝜶 = ; P

𝒌𝒙 𝟐 +𝒌𝒚 𝟐 P’
Kz

1
𝜷 Ky Y
 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝜷 = 𝒌𝒛 ; Kx
𝜶

 𝐜𝐨𝐬 𝜷 = 𝒌𝟐 𝒙 + 𝒌𝟐 𝒚 P” 𝒌𝒙 𝟐 + 𝒌𝒚 𝟐
X

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𝒌𝒚 𝒌𝒙
 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝜶 = ; 𝐜𝐨𝐬 𝜶 = ;
𝒌𝒙 𝟐+𝒌𝒚 𝟐 𝒌𝒙 𝟐 +𝒌𝒚 𝟐

 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝜷 = 𝒌𝒛 ; 𝐜𝐨𝐬 𝜷 = 𝒌𝟐 𝒙 + 𝒌𝟐 𝒚

 Substituting these in the expression for 𝑹𝑲 (𝜽) and

simplifying one gets

𝑹𝒌 𝜽 =
𝒌𝟐𝒙 𝑽𝜽 + 𝑪𝜽 𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒚 𝑽𝜽 − 𝒌𝒛 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 + 𝒌𝒚 𝑺𝜽
𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒚 𝑽𝜽 + 𝒌𝒛 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝟐𝒚 𝑽𝜽 + 𝑪𝜽 𝒌𝒚 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 − 𝒌𝒙 𝑺𝜽
𝒌𝒙 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 − 𝒌𝒚 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝒚 𝒌𝒛 𝑽𝜽 + 𝒌𝒙 𝑺𝜽 𝒌𝟐𝒛 𝑽𝜽 + 𝑪𝜽

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 Where 𝒌𝒙 , 𝒌𝒚 , 𝒌𝒛 are the projections of a unit
෡ on frame 𝒙𝒚𝒛 , and
vector 𝒌
 𝑽𝜽 = 𝟏 − 𝐜𝐨𝐬 𝜽 .

 This is an important rotation matrix and needs

thorough understanding.

 The principal axes fundamental rotations can be

obtained from the above equation.

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 For example, if 𝒌 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 is aligned with 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔,
𝑹𝒌 𝜽 becomes 𝑹𝒛 𝜽 with 𝒌𝒙 = 𝒌𝒚 = 𝟎 and 𝒌𝒛 = 𝟏 .
 Substituting these values one gets
𝑪𝜽 −𝑺𝜽 𝟎
 𝑹𝒌 𝜽 = 𝑹𝒛 𝜽 = 𝑺𝜽 𝑪𝜽 𝟎
𝟎 𝟎 𝟏
 This is same as that obtained earlier for rotation
 Note that any combination of rotations about the
principal axes of a coordinate frame is always
equivalent to a single rotation by some angle 𝜽
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 To find the direction 𝑲, consider the general
rotational transformation matrix 𝑹.

 It is required to determine 𝜽 and 𝒌.
 Analysis of robotic manipulators for various
aspects is done using the transformation
matrices explained here.

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 Example1: The coordinates of point 𝑷 in frame
𝟏 are [𝟑. 𝟎 𝟐. 𝟎 𝟏. 𝟎]. The position vector 𝑷 is
rotated about the 𝒛 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 by 𝟒𝟓𝟎 . Find the
coordinates of point 𝑸 , the new position of
point 𝑷.
 Solution: The 𝟒𝟓𝟎 rotation of 𝑷 about the 𝒛 −
𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 of frame 𝟏 is

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𝑪𝜽 −𝑺𝜽 𝟎 𝑪𝟒𝟓 −𝑺𝟒𝟓 𝟎
𝑹𝒛 𝜽 = 𝑺𝜽 𝑪𝜽 𝟎 = 𝑺𝟒𝟓 𝑪𝟒𝟓 𝟎 =
𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏
𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 −𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟎
𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟎
𝟎 𝟎 𝟏

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𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 −𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟎 𝟑 𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕
 𝟏𝑸 = 𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟎 𝟐 = 𝟑. 𝟓𝟑𝟓
𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 𝟏 𝟏
 Thus, the coordinates of the new point 𝑸 relative to
frame 𝟏 are [𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟑. 𝟓𝟑𝟓 𝟏. 𝟎]𝑻 or the new position
vector is [𝟎. 𝟕𝟎𝟕 𝟑. 𝟓𝟑𝟓 𝟏. 𝟎]𝑻

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 Example 2: Frame 𝟐 is rotated with respect to frame
𝟏 about the 𝒙 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 by an angle of 𝟔𝟎𝟎 . The
position of the origin of frame 𝟐 as seen from frame
𝟏 is 𝟏𝑫𝟐 = [𝟕. 𝟎 𝟓. 𝟎 𝟕. 𝟎]. Obtain the
transformation matrix 𝟏𝑻𝟐 , which describes frame 𝟐
relative to frame 𝟏 . Also, find the description of
point 𝑷 in frame 𝟏 if 𝟐𝑷 = [𝟐. 𝟎 𝟒. 𝟎 𝟔. 𝟎]𝑻
 Solution: The homogeneous transformation matrix that
describes frame 𝟐 with respect to frame 𝟏 is
𝟏𝑹𝟐 𝟏𝑫𝟐
𝟏𝑻𝟐 =
𝟎 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏
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 Because frame 𝟐 is rotated relative to frame 𝟏 about
𝒙 − 𝒂𝒙𝒊𝒔 by 𝟔𝟎𝟎 using
𝟏 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 𝟎 𝟎
 𝟏𝑹𝟐 = 𝟎 𝑪 𝟔𝟎 −𝑺 𝟔𝟎 = 𝟎 𝟎. 𝟓 −𝟎. 𝟖𝟔𝟔
𝟎 𝑺 𝟔𝟎 𝑪 𝟔𝟎 𝟎 𝟎. 𝟖𝟔𝟔 𝟎. 𝟓
 And 1𝑫𝟐 = [𝟕. 𝟎 𝟓. 𝟎 𝟕. 𝟎]𝑻
 Substituting 1𝑹𝟐 and 1𝑫𝟐 in the above equation
𝟏 𝟎 𝟎 𝟕. 𝟎 𝟐. 𝟎
1𝑷 = 𝟎 𝟎. 𝟓 −𝟎. 𝟖𝟔𝟔 𝟓. 𝟎 𝟒. 𝟎
𝟎 𝟎. 𝟖𝟔𝟔 𝟎. 𝟓 𝟕. 𝟎 𝟔. 𝟎
𝟎 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏 𝟏
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𝟏 𝟎 𝟎 𝟕. 𝟎
 1𝑻𝟐 = 𝟎 𝟎. 𝟓 −𝟎. 𝟖𝟔𝟔 𝟓. 𝟎
𝟎 𝟎. 𝟖𝟔𝟔 𝟎. 𝟓 𝟕. 𝟎
𝟎 𝟎 𝟎 𝟏

 Given: 2𝑷 = [𝟐. 𝟎 𝟒. 𝟎 𝟔. 𝟎]𝑻 , point 𝑷 in frame 𝟏 is

given by  1𝑷 =1𝑻𝟐 2𝑷
𝟗. 𝟎𝟎𝟎
1𝑷 = 𝟏. 𝟖𝟎𝟒
𝟏𝟑. 𝟒𝟔𝟒
𝟏
 1𝑷 = 𝟗. 𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝟏. 𝟖𝟎𝟒 𝟏𝟑. 𝟒𝟔𝟒 𝟏 𝑻
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 The 𝟑𝑿𝟏 position vector of point 𝑷 in frame 𝟏 in
physical coordinates is
𝑻
 1𝑷 = 𝟗. 𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝟏. 𝟖𝟎𝟒 𝟏𝟑. 𝟒𝟔𝟒

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