Fall Semester 2013
ME 175: Intermediate Dynamics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
September 25, 2013
Professor Oliver M. OReilly
Homework No. 5
Due Friday October 4 2013 by 1:00pm
Discussion Session
The Discussion
ME 175: Intermediate Dynamics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
September 5, 2013
Fall Semester 2013
Professor Oliver M. OReilly
Homework No. 2
Due Friday September 13 2013 by 1:00pm
Discussion Sessions
The Discussi
Errata and Addenda for
Intermediate Engineering Dynamics: A Unied Treatment of Newton-Euler and
Lagrangian Mechanics. Cambridge University Press (2008).
Oliver M. OReilly
September 26, 2011
I am grateful to Ming Gong, Daniel Kaneko, Narges Kaynia, Ali Lah
Chapter 6
Lagrangian Dynamics
In this chapter we will:
develop the basic formalism of classical mechanics starting from a variational principle
introduce and explore the concepts of generalized coordinates and generalized momenta
study how conservation
Fall Semester 2013
ME 175: Intermediate Dynamics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
Professor Oliver M. OReilly
ME 175: Intermediate Dynamics
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am12:30pm in
3108 Etcheverry Hall
Discuss
ME 175: INTERMEDIATE DYNAMICS Fall Semester 2009
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley Professor Oliver M. OReilly
Second Midterm Examination
Thursday November 5 2009
Closed Books and Closed Notes
Answer All Three Q
Lagrangian dynamics
Newton examined forces. From this, he derived accelerations and such. Lagrange did something dierent.
He examined energy, by using generalized coordinates. And thats what well do in this chapter as well.
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System congurations and c
Chapter 10 Notes: Lagrangian Mechanics
Thus far we have solved problems by using Newtons Laws (a vector approach) or energy
conservation (a scalar approach.) In this chapter we approach the subject in a very dierent
fashion, and one that initially seems f
Fall Semester 2011
ME 175: Intermediate Dynamics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
Professor Oliver M. OReilly
Second Midterm Examination
Thursday November 3 2011
Closed Books and Closed Notes
Answer All Three Quest
The Basics of Nondimensionalizing and Numerically
Integrating Equations of Motion
Throughout the semester, youll be deriving equations of motion for various dynamical
systems. On occasion, youll be asked to simulate these systems in order to interpret the