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VM543 – Analytical Dynamics


Shawn Duan

Credits: 3 credits



Vectors and tensor. Scalar, vector and tensor products. Second order tensors. Coordinate systems. Differential geometry of curves, surfaces and three dimensional mappings. Basis principles of dynamics. Newton’s laws for particles and systems of particles. The geometric description of rotations. Euler angles. Time and spatial derivatives. Kinematics of rigid bodies. Kinetics of rigid bodies. Variational and energy principles in dynamics.

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