This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I recommend this course because Dr. Moslehy does a great job at introducing tough topics in a way that is easier for students of all learning styles to digest and benefit from. Quizzes every now and then keep you on your feet and actually do wonders to keep information fresh in mind. Dr. Moslehy also does plenty of example problems in class that will help introduce the fundamentals to you; these are invaluable in learning how to use various methods to solve dynamics problems.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course are definitely the real life applications and examples shown in class. For example, when the class was introduced to angular acceleration via torque, Dr. Moslehy showed the class how the angular acceleration of a car's wheels was affected by what type of drive configuration it was (All wheel, front wheel, etc). This kept traditionally somewhat boring topics fresh and interesting to students.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
The advice that I would give students is to definitely prepare for a tough and rigorous course. Dynamics is not easy. While Dr. Moslehy is a fantastic professor who is able to present tough information in a clear and concise manner, expect to still hit the books. To succeed in the course, there has to be work done both in and out of class.