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This course is an introduction to the study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. We will study the dynamics of particle motion and bodies in rigid planar (2D) motion. This will consist of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.
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Recommended Background:
To be successful in the course you will need to have mastered basic engineering mechanics concepts and to have successfully completed my courses en titled an “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” and “Applications in Engineering Mechanics.” We will apply many of the engineering fundamentals learned in those classes and you will need those skills before attempting this course.
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Suggested Readings:
While no specific textbook is required, this course is designed to be compatible with any standard engineering dynamics textbook. You will find a book like this useful as a reference and for completing additional practice problems to enhance your learning of the material.
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The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license.

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Week

1In this section students will learn about particle kinematics, Newton's Laws and Euler's Laws, motion of particles and mass centers of bodies. ...

8 videos (Total 74 min), 17 readings, 1 quiz

Module 2: Particle Kinematics; Rectilinear Motion7m

Module 3: Rectilinear Motion Example8m

Module 4: Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate System, Cylindrical Coordinate System, Tangential and Normal Coordinate System : Position and Velocity6m

Module 5: Tangential and Normal Coordinate System: Acceleration; Curvilinear Motion Example using Tangential and Normal Coordinates14m

Module 6: Define Kinetics; Newton’s 2nd Law; Euler’s 1st Law; Locate Mass Center of Composite Body9m

Module 7: Solve for the Motion of the Mass Center of Bodies using Newton-Euler Equations I9m

Module 8: Solve for the Motion of the Mass Center of Bodies using Newton-Euler Equations II13m

Syllabus10m

Consent Form10m

Pdf Version of Module 1: Course Introduction Lecture10m

Get More from Georgia Tech10m

Pdf Version of Module 2: Particle Kinematics; Rectilinear Motion Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 3: Rectilinear Motion Example Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Rectilinear Motion Example10m

Pdf Version of Module 4: Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate System, Cylindrical Coordinate System, Tangential and Normal Coordinate System : Position and Velocity Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Tangential and Normal Coordinate System: Acceleration; Curvilinear Motion Example using Tangential and Normal Coordinates10m

Pdf Version of Module 5: Tangential and Normal Coordinate System: Acceleration; Curvilinear Motion Example using Tangential and Normal Coordinates Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 6: Define Kinetics; Newton’s 2nd Law; Euler’s 1st Law; Locate Mass Center of Composite Body Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Define Kinetics; Newton’s 2nd Law; Euler’s 1st Law; Locate Mass Center of Composite Body10m

Pdf Version of Module 7: Solve for the Motion of the Mass Center of Bodies using Newton-Euler Equations I Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 8: Solve for the Motion of the Mass Center of Bodies using Newton-Euler Equations II Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Solve for the Motion of the Mass Center of Bodies using Newton-Euler Equations II10m

Practice Problems10m

Solution of Quiz 110m

Course Introduction; Particle Kinematics; Particle Kinetics – Newton’s Laws and Euler’s Laws; Motion of Particles and Mass Centers of Bodies6m

Week

2In this section students will learn the work-energy principle for particles/systems of particles, impulse and momentum, impact, conservation of momentum and Euler's 2nd Law - Moment of momentum. ...

5 videos (Total 40 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz

Module 10: Work Done by Gravity; Work Done by Friction; Solve Work-Energy Problems for Particles/System of Particles8m

Module 11: Impulse-Momentum Relationship; Define Impact6m

Module 12: Define Coefficient of Restitution; Solve an Impact Problem11m

Module 13: Define Angular Momentum; Euler’s 2nd Law (The Moment Equation)7m

Pdf Version of Module 9: Work and Kinetic Energy Principle for Particles/System of Particles; Work of a Linear Spring Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 10: Work Done by Gravity; Work Done by Friction; Solve Work-Energy Problems for Particles/System of Particles Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 11: Impulse-Momentum Relationship; Define Impact Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 12: Define Coefficient of Restitution; Solve an Impact Problem Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 13: Define Angular Momentum; Euler’s 2nd Law (The Moment Equation) Lecture10m

Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs10m

Practice Problems10m

Solution of Quiz 210m

Work-Energy Principle for Particles/Systems of Particles; Impulse and Momentum; Impact; Conservation of Momentum; Euler’s 2nd Law – Moment of Momentum6m

Week

3In this section students will learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations....

6 videos (Total 58 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz

Module 15: Solve a Relative Velocity problem9m

Module 16: Define and Locate the Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity (IC)10m

Module 17: Solve an Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity (IC) Problem9m

Module 18: Define Angular Acceleration; Derive the Relative Acceleration Equation7m

Module 19: Solve a Relative Acceleration Problem9m

Pdf Version of Module 14: Define Rigid Body Kinematics; Identify three types of Planar Rigid Body Motion; Derive Relative Velocity Equation Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 15: Solve a Relative Velocity problem Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Solve a Relative Velocity Problem10m

Pdf Version of Module 16: Define and Locate the Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity (IC) Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 17: Solve an Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity (IC) Problem Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Solve an Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity (IC) Problem10m

Pdf Version of Module 18: Define Angular Acceleration; Derive the Relative Acceleration Equation Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 19: Solve a Relative Acceleration Problem Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Solve a Relative Acceleration Problem10m

Practice Problems10m

Solution of Quiz 310m

Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics: Relative Velocity Equation; Rotation about a Fixed Axis; Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity; Relative Acceleration Equation6m

Week

4In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations....

8 videos (Total 73 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz

Module 21: Acceleration of a Wheel rolling on a Fixed Plane Curve8m

Module 22: Solve a Rolling Wheel Problem4m

Module 23: Explain the Velocity of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies; Derive the Derivative Formula11m

Module 24: Derive the Equation for the Velocity of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion7m

Module 25: Solve a Problem for the Velocity of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion10m

Module 26: Derive the Equation for the Acceleration of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion10m

Module 27: Solve for the Acceleration of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion12m

Pdf Version of Module 20: Acceleration of a Wheel Rolling on a Fixed Straight Surface Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 21: Acceleration of a Wheel rolling on a Fixed Plane Curve Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 22: Solve a Rolling Wheel Problem Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 23: Explain the Velocity of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies; Derive the Derivative Formula Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 24: Derive the Equation for the Velocity of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 25: Solve a Problem for the Velocity of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Solve a Problem for the Velocity of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion10m

Pdf Version of Module 26: Derive the Equation for the Acceleration of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion Lecture10m

Pdf Version of Module 27: Solve for the Acceleration of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion Lecture10m

Worksheet Solutions: Solve for the Acceleration of the Same Point Relative to Two Different Reference Frames or Bodies in Planar Motion10m

Practice Problems10m

Solution of Quiz 410m

Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics: Relative Velocity Equation; Rotation about a Fixed Axis; Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity; Relative Acceleration Equation II6m

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28 ReviewsBy SK•Mar 8th 2016

A brilliant course, gave me a great foundation for more advanced courses in mechanical engineering. When ever i use some of the things i learned in this course in my work i think of Whiteman.

By AK•Oct 14th 2018

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