ME101 - Dynamics - San Jose State University - Fall 2013This webpage contains only some basic information. OverviewInstructor: Adam Leeper Course DescriptionThe formal course description is here. 2D and 3D motion of particles and rigid bodies. TextbookRequired TextbookAugust 2013 edition of Dynamics of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomechanical Systems by Paul Mitiguy This is the required textbook. All lectures and homework will be drawn from this book. Textbooks will be distributed in class; buy online at the link above and bring the receipt to class. To get started, a small part of the book is provided below.
There is no additional material available online. Optional TextbookDynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach by Anil Rao. [$50 on Amazon] This book may be helpful for students who like supplemental reading and more extended text explanations of physical concepts and derivations. While I may sometimes refer to this book for additional reading, it is not required. SoftwareHomework exercises will include computation components that will require access to some sort of symbolic and/or numerical software package. The examples in class will use MotionGenesis, a professional software suite that specializes in generating equations of motion, and solving linear and non-linear systems of equations and ODEs . Please download MotionGenesis
and follow the directions for installation. |