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    I am looking for a few references on transformation of 2-D and 3-D linear
    accelerometer measurements into rotational acceleration data. I'm sure
    there is a wealth of information out there somewhere. We are planning a
    series of experiments on low level impact loading and resulting head
    acceleration. We will collect data from linear accelerometers, and we want
    to calculate the rotational acceleration of the head. We need to have some
    method of transforming the measurements. We also will need some guidelines
    on the number of accelerometers and the best placement of them.

    In a related issue, we are considering making this a master's thesis
    project. So, is there anything about this that has yet to be researched?
    Are there any remaining questions that would be worthy of the master's
    level? I realize that this is a rather open ended question, but our intent
    is to limit it to the mathematical transformations and not the biomechanics
    of head acceleration. The topic could also include the best way to process
    and present the data as well as the most meaningful format.

    Jim Ziegler