Dynamical Systems VII
0. A nonholonomic manifold is a smooth manifold equipped with a smooth distribution. This distribution is in general nonintegrable. The term 'holonomic' is due to Hertz and means 'universal', 'integral', 'integrable' (literally, oA.o
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