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A pirouette is a familiar step in ballet. There are many types of pirouettes. We will focus on an en dehors (outside) pirouette from fourth position. The dancer pliés (does a deep knee bend) then straightens her legs producing both an upward force to get on the tip of her pointe shoe and a torque to turn about her axis of revolution.
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M. Paluszek, Y. Razin, G. Pajer, J. Mueller, and S. Thomas. Spacecraft Attitude and Orbit Control: Third Edition. Princeton Satellite Systems, 2019.
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