EML 5215 – ANALYTICAL DYNAMICS FALL 2015 Syllabus (a.k.a. our contract for the semester) COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua, MAE-A 308, [email protected], 352-392-6230. Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:10pm-5:40pm, starting August 31st, 2015, ending December 9th, 2015. (AFTER NOV 20thcontact me via email as I will travel) CLASS WEBSITE: http://www.riccardobevilacqua.com/teaching.html CLASS MEETS: M, W, F, period 8 (3:00pm-3:50pm), NEB 201 – the first meeting will be on August 31st, NO CLASSES the first week of the semester.The first 3 missed lectures will be posted as videos from Spring 15’s EML5215 offering – students will be expected to watch them by Aug. 31st. The same approach will be used for any potential missed meetings due to instructor professional travel or other conflicts. TEACHING ASSISTANT: Mr. Patrick Kelly ([email protected]), MAE-A 211, Office hours: Tuesdays 1-4, starting August 31st, 2015, ending December 9th, 2015. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Analytical dynamics in Lagrangian form. TEXTBOOK: Rao, A. V., Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2006. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The objective of this course is to provide a thorough and systematic introduction to the subject of dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using a Newton-Euler approach. All development is done in a coordinate-free manner and will be applied to several examples.
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