### Linkages and Their Behaviour

- Series
- School of Mathematics Colloquium
- Time
- Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Mark Pollicott – University of Warwick

The study of mechanical linkages is a very classical one, dating back to
the Industrial Revolution. In this talk we will discuss the geometry
of the configuration spaces in some simple idealized examples and, in
particular, their curvature and geometry. This leads to an interesting
quantitative description of their dynamical behaviour.