Course Descriptions
GEN_ENG 205-3: EA3

Quarter Offered

Spring : TBD ; Ghosal, Park, Kulkarni
Fall ; Section 20: Murphey MTWF 3:00- 3:50pm; Section 21: Lefevre MTWF 4-4:50


C- or better in 205-2


Dynamic behavior of the elements.  Modeling of mechanical (both translational and rotational), electrical, thermal, hydraulic, and chemical systems composed of those elements.

Spring Instructors

Todd Murphey MTWF 3-3:50
Victor Lefèvre MTWF 4-4:50

Spring Instructors

Manohar Kulkarni - MWF 11:00-11:50am
David Burns - MWF 2-2:50pm
Sandip Ghosal - TTh 2-3:20pm
Kyoo-Chul (Kenneth) Park - TTh 3:30-4:50pm

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to model dynamic systems in several domains, focusing on mechanical and electrical systems.  Students will apply analytical and computational techniques of solution to study the motion of these systems.

Functional Outcomes

Students will:

  • Learn to associate physical phenomena and their mathematical description.
  • Learn understand that the same mathematical equations can model different physical phenomena.
  • Model mechanical systems using mechanical diagrams and free body diagrams.
  • Apply appropriate simplifications to models.
  • Model electrical systems using circuit diagrams.
  • Reduce modeled systems to systems of differential equations.
  • Solve and describe the solution of equations of motion using analytic as well as computational techniques.
  • Apply eigenvalue analysis to systems with multiple degrees of freedom.