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ME2400J – Introduction to Dynamics and Vibrations

Instructor: Yongxing Shen

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Credits: 4 credits

Pre-requisites: Vp140 or Vp160, preceded or accompanied by Vv256 or Vv286


Vector description of force, position, velocity and acceleration in fixed and moving reference frames. Kinetics of particles, of assemblies of particles and of rigid bodies. Energy and momentum concepts. Euler’s equations. Moment of inertia properties. The simple oscillator and its applications.

Course Topics:

  1.  Kinematics of particles
  2. Kinetics of a particles
  3. Work and energy methods for particles
  4. Vibrations of particles
  5. Planar kinematics of rigid bodies
  6. Planar kinetics of rigid bodies
  7. Work and energy methods for rigid bodies
  8. Vibrations of rigid bodies
  9. Impulse and momentum methods
  10. Computer tools for modeling

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