Dynamics introduction

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Dynamics EGM 3400/3401 John Abbitt
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Dynamics includes: Kinematics – the study of the geometry of motion. Kinematics is used to relate displacement, velocity, acceleration, and time, without reference to the cause of the motion. Kinetics – the study of the relation existing between the forces acting on a body, the mass of the body, and the motion of the body. Kinetics is used to predict the motion caused by given forces or to determine the forces required to produce a given motion.
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Chapters 11 to 14 are devoted to the dynamics of particles . A particle does not necessarily mean a small corpuscle. Instead, we mean a body – possibly as large as a car, rocket, or airplane – in which rotation about its own mass center is neglected.
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In later chapters, we will deal with bodies in which the rotation about the mass center is not negligible. Such motion is referred to as the dynamics of rigid bodies .
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This class moves fast and is hard. Students generally find this course very challenging and
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course EGM 3400 taught by Professor Matthews during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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