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ME 274: BASIC MECHANICS II – Summer 2007 School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette For mechanical engineers, ME 274 is more than just an introductory dynamics course. It provides you with a foundation for dynamic analysis of linkages, machines, and systems. The historical trend in Mechanical Engineering design has always been to move toward higher speeds in power machinery and this trend continues today. More recently, power conversion systems have been developed at the micro- scale. Both of these developments allow one to package more power into smaller spaces. The penalty one pays is that dynamic forces, vibrations and stresses may lead to malfunctioning and failure. In these cases, static analysis is insufficient. In addition, transportation speeds have increased, making dynamic analysis mandatory. The age of space travel makes dynamics a general education requirement. ME 274 integrates your past experience in physics, mathematics, and mechanics. It is designed as a
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- Fall '09
- Mechanical Engineering