What is Dynamics and how will it help me?
Dynamics is typically the second or third engineering mechanics course taught in university-level engineering programs. It is the study of objects in motion. Dynamics is important in the development of problem solving skills. It teaches you to think about how bodies move and react to forces.
You learn how to analyze word problems, pull out the important information and then solve. The material and thought processes learned in this class will be of great benefit to you in any other application where you are analyzing relationships between objects and applying math concepts.
What comes with the course?
- 29 hours of on-demand lecture videos that give you easy-to-follow explanations
- 94 fully-worked examples in a range of difficulty levels
- 33 Homework sets with solutions for you to test your knowledge
- Downloadable outline of notes with example problem statements to help you follow along with the lectures
- Email access to the instructor in case you have questions
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Kinematics of a Particle
- Rectilinear Motion
- Curvilinear Motion – Rectangular Coordinates
- Projectile Motion
- Curvilinear Motion – Normal & Tangential Coordinates
- Curvilinear Motion – Polar Coordinates
- Relative Motion
- Constrained Motion of Particles
Kinetics of Particles: Force & Acceleration
- Newton’s 2nd Law
- Equations of Motion
- Rectangular Coordinates
- Normal & Tangential Coordinates
Kinetics of Particles: Work & Energy
- Work of a Force
- Work & Energy
- Potential Energy
Kinetics of Particles: Impulse & Momentum
- Linear Impulse & Momentum
- Angular Momentum
- Angular Impulse & Momentum
Planar Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
- Rotation About A fixed axis
- Absolute Motion
- Relative Velocity
- Relative Acceleration
- Motion Relative to Rotating Axes
Planar Kinetics of Rigid Bodies: Force and Acceleration
- Fixed Axis Rotation
- General Plane Motion
Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Work and Energy
- Kinetic energy
- Work of a force and couple moment
- Principle of work and energy
- Conservation of energy
Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Impulse and Momentum
- Linear and angular momentum
- Principle of impulse and momentum
- Conservation of Momentum
Three-Dimensional Kinematics of a Rigid Body
- Rotation about a fixed point
- Time derivative of a vector measured from either a fixed or translating-rotating system
- Euler's theorem
- Finite and infinitesimal rotations
- General motion
- Relative motion analysis using translating and rotating axes
Three-Dimensional Kinetics of a Rigid Body
- Moments and products of inertia
- Inertia tensor
- Angular momentum
- Kinetic energy
- Equations of motion
- Gyroscopic motion
- Torque-free motion
Who should enroll in this course?
- Engineering students wanting to get a head start on an upcoming Dynamics course
- Students currently taking Dynamics who need extra examples and explanations
- Students and professionals who are preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
What do I need to know before starting?
The typical prerequisite courses for this class:
- Calculus - you need to be familiar with derivative and integrals
- Statics - you need to be able to draw and understand free body diagrams
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Is there a recommended textbook?
I, along with most students I've taught, really like the Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics text by Hibbeler. If you don't already have a textbook this one would be a great resource, although it is not required for this course.
Why is this online course better than the others?
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