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EML_5215_F2015_Bevilacqua (4) - EML 5215 ANALYTICAL...

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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 31 st , 2015, ending December 9 th , 2015. ( AFTER NOV 20 th contact me via email as I will travel ) CLASS WEBSITE : CLASS MEETS : M, W, F, period 8 (3:00pm-3:50pm), NEB 201 – the first meeting will be on August 31 st , 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. 31 st . 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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