Unformatted text preview: [Chapter 5 in Meriam and Kraige] Deﬁnition of a rigid body. Translation and rotation of rigid bodies. Angular velocity and accelera-tion, relative velocity and acceleration, rotating unit vectors. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies Moving in a Plane. [Chapter 6 in Meriam and Kraige] Newton’s second law and equations of motion. Moment equations. Free-body diagrams. Work-energy, linear and angular impulse-momentum for rigid bodies. Grading Homework 5% Midterm Exam 1 30% Midterm Exam 2 30% Final Exam 35% Homework This is a problem-solving course, and there are many challenging homework prob-lems. The only way to learn dynamics is to work many problems. The homework problems will prepare students for the examinations. In this instructor’s experience, students who do not work and understand the homework problems have no chance of passing the examinations....
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- Spring '08
- Angular Momentum, Rigid Body, Meriam, rigid bodies