Intermediate Dynamics

Kinematics and Kinetics of Rigid Bodies

What is Intermediate Dynamics?

Intermediate Dynamics is the course that introduces 2d and 3d kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies. This material is typically found in a senior or graduate level university course.

This course will be a follow on to my original Dynamics class. In this one, we will specifically cover chapters 17-21 of the Hibbeler textbook.

What comes with the course?

  • 13+ hours of on-demand lecture videos that give you easy-to-follow explanations
  • 38 fully-worked examples in a medium to hard range of difficulty
  • 13 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
  • Certificate of completion provided once the course is completed
  • Email access to the instructor in case you have questions
  • 14-day money back guarantee so there's no risk for you to try it out. Please see the Terms of Use here for more details.

What will I learn in this course?

Planar Kinetics a Rigid Body

  • Mass moment of inertia
  • Equations of motion
  • Rotation about a fixed axis
  • General plane motion

Planar Kinetics - Work & Energy of a Rigid Body

  • Work
  • Kinetic energy
  • Conservation of energy

Planar Kinetics - Impulse & Momentum of a Rigid Body

  • Principal of impulse & momentum
  • Conservation of momentum

3d Kinematics of Rigid Bodies

  • Euler's theorem
  • Finite and infinitesimal rotations
  • Angular velocity and acceleration
  • Time derivative of vector measured from a fixed or translating/rotating system
  • General Motion
  • Relative motion analysis using translating & rotating axes

3d Kinetics of Rigid Bodies

  • Moments and products of inertia
  • Inertia tensor
  • Moment of inertia about an arbitrary axis
  • Angular momentum
  • Kinetic energy
  • Equations of motion
  • Gyroscopic Motion
  • Torque free motion

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Who should enroll in this course?

  • Engineers and engineering students wanting a greater understanding of 2d and 3d dynamics of rigid bodies
  • Graduate students preparing for qualifying exams in Dynamics
  • Students and professionals who are preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

What do I need to know before starting?

  • Calculus - you need to be familiar with derivative and integrals
  • Dynamics - you need to know kinematics and kinetics of particles and 2d relative motion of rigid bodies

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, it is strongly recommended .

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.

Why wait? There's no better time than now! Enroll today!

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Course Curriculum

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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!

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