Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics

The Study of Particle and Rigid Body Motion

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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?

  • 15.5 hours of on-demand lecture videos that give you easy-to-follow explanations
  • 56 fully-worked examples in a range of difficulty levels
  • 69 Homework problems 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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What will I learn in this course?

Chapter 1 – 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

Chapter 2 – Kinetics of Particles: Force & Acceleration

  • Newton’s 2nd Law
  • Equations of Motion
  • Rectangular Coordinates
  • Normal & Tangential Coordinates

Chapter 3 – Kinetics of Particles: Work & Energy

  • Work of a Force
  • Work & Energy
  • Potential Energy

Chapter 4 – Kinetics of Particles: Impulse & Momentum

  • Linear Impulse & Momentum
  • Angular Momentum
  • Angular Impulse & Momentum

Chapter 5 - Kinematics of Rigid Bodies

  • Rotation About A fixed axis
  • Absolute Motion
  • Relative Velocity
  • Relative Acceleration
  • Motion Relative to Rotating Axes

Chapter 6 - Kinetics of Rigid Bodies

  • Translation
  • Fixed Axis Rotation
  • General Plane Motion

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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 derivatives and integrals
  • Statics - you need to be able to draw free body diagrams and calculate moments of inertia

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Your Instructor

Cherish Qualls, PhD
Cherish Qualls, PhD

Teaching is my passion. As a University professor I have taught 1000's of students and watched them transform from freshmen into successful engineers. Unlike many STEM professors, I believe in teaching complex material in simple, easy-to-understand terms. I teach my courses in a way I wish I had been taught: straightforward lectures with plenty of examples on how to apply the theory being learned.

In addition to University experience, I also worked as an engineer for 8 years in industry at a well-known defense company. This experience enables me to focus in on topics that are actually applicable in the real world, not just textbook problems.

Come learn with me!

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 course better than the others?

Have you ever been in a class and been frustrated by the lack of fully-worked examples? This will not be that class. I understand the frustration - I used to feel the same way. Because of that, I teach my classes in a way that I would've preferred as a student. Handwritten notes, simple explanations, and plenty of examples in a variety of difficulty levels. You will not find PowerPoint slides here.

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