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MECH_ENG 314: Theory of Machines - Dynamics

Quarter Offered

Fall : MTWF 12:40 PM-1:30 PM HYBRID-ROTATION ; T. Murphey
Spring : MTWF 12:00-12:50pm ; Murphey

Prerequisites

EA4

Description

This class covers the foundations of rigid multi-body mechanics. Topics include geometry of rigid bodies, rotating bodies, Lagrangian mechanics and variational principles, conservation of energy and momentum, symmetries, impact dynamics, and numerical methods that may be used to simulate mechanical systems. Students numerically simulate rigid body systems and use rigid body geometry to visualize simulations.

Who Takes It

Mechanical Engineering students typically take this course during their third year.

Textbook

None

Course Syllabus