View Full Version : Re: Quaternions vs. Euler angles

Dr. Chris Kirtley
04-23-2001, 08:36 AM
Dear all,

I realise that this debate is a Pandora's box, so before people get too
excited, I wonder if we could use the following page as a focus for the


I have tried to include most of the commonly used methods for
representing a solid angle, and have put what information I have gleaned
from the various contributors (Bogert, Woltring, Suntay etc.). I would
be very pleased to update the table if you can suggest additions,
clarifications or errors. I am hoping that it could form the basis for a
sort of consensus and repository - it seems to me that this is a subject
that could benefit from such a summary.

I'm particularly interested (as a practical sort of guy) in your advice
as to when a particular method is best and when it would be

Look forward to your input,

Dr. Chris Kirtley MD PhD
Associate Professor
HomeCare Technologies for the 21st Century (Whitaker Foundation)
NIDRR Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on TeleRehabilitation
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Pangborn 105B
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064
Tel. 202-319-6247, fax 202-319-4287
Email: kirtley@cua.edu

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