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# 102_syllabus - [Chapter 5 in Meriam and Kraige Deﬁnition...

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MAE 102 Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies Fall 2008 Steve Gibson 38-137P EIV (310)825-9362 [email protected] Textbook: J. L. Meriam and L. G. Kraige, Dynamics (Sixth Edition), Wiley. Course Contents Introduction. [Chapter 1 in Meriam and Kraige] Kinematics of Particles. [Chapter 2 in Meriam and Kraige] Relationships among position, velocity, acceleration, and time. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion, rotating unit vectors, relative motion, constrained motion. Kinetics of Particles. [Chapter 3 in Meriam and Kraige] Newton’s second law and equations of motion. Principle of equal and opposite reactions, free-body diagrams. Work-energy, linear impulse-momentum, angular impulse-momentum. Particle impact. Kinetics of Systems of Particles. [Chapter 4 in Meriam and Kraige] Newton’s second law and equations of motion. Work-energy, linear and angular impulse-momentum for systems of particles. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies Moving in a Plane.
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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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