In No 216 of "The Medical Record" (Dec. 15th, 1874) was published an article written by me, entitled "On
some of the Uses of Galvanic and Faradic Baths."
The interest manifested in the subject, as evidenced by numerous letters of inquiry since received from
physicians in almost all parts of the United States, and some in Europe, has induced me to write the present
treatise, in which I have endeavored to present to the profession, as far as lies in my power, all that is
necessary to a full comprehension of the electro-balneological treatment.
Cable-stayed bridges are structural systems effectively composing cables, main girders and
towers. This bridge form has a beautiful appearance and easily fits in with the surrounding
environment due to the fact that various structural systems can be created by changing the
tower shapes and cable arrangements.
Cable-stayed bridges are structures that require a high degree of technology for both design and
construction, and hence demand sophisticated structural analysis and design techniques when
compared with other types of conventional bridges.
One of the important tools of geometric mechanics is reduction theory (either
Lagrangian or Hamiltonian),which provides a well-developed method for dealing
with dynamic constraints. In this theory the dynamic constraints and the sym-
metry group are used to lower the dimension of the system by constructing an
associated reduced system. We develop the Lagrangian version of this theory for
nonholonomic systems in this paper. We have focussed on Lagrangian systems
because this is a convenient context for applications to control theory. ...