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This hybrid textbook/lecture notes set is designed to provide an undergraduate-level, engineering-focused introduction to the topic of dynamics. To this end, the text covers the following key topical areas:
• Particle and Rigid Body Kinematics, including Cartesian, path, polar, and cylindrical descriptions of motion; relative and constrained motion; vector kinematics; instantaneous centers of rotation; and 2D and 3D moving reference frames.
• Particle and Rigid Body Kinetics, including Newtons Laws of Motion; the work-energy equation; and the linear and angular impulse-momentum equations.
• Introduction to Mechanical Vibrations, including equation of motion development; free vibration response; harmonic forced vibrations; base excitation; and rotating imbalance, all as applied to single-degree-of-freedom systems.
The text provides pertinent background information, while emphasizing fundamental engineering principles, conceptual understanding, and optimal problem solving techniques. The Lecturebook also incorporates an extensive array of practical examples with which students can hone their skills.
Key distinctions between the Lecturebook and most conventional texts include:
• Complete integration of factual information and student-produced notes
• Removal of extraneous factual information
• The inclusion of conceptual problems designed to exercise higher levels of learning
• Lecture example, homework solution, and demonstration videos designed to aid asynchronous learning
The hybrid textbook/lecture note format provides most factual information in full, while brief and extended examples are provided with ample white space, allowing students to actively work the problems with the instructor's assistance in a classroom environment, or outside of the classroom on their own or with the assistance of online videos.
A Note to Students
A Note to Instructors
About the Authors
Chapter 0: Fundamentals and Review Material
Chapter 1: Particle Kinetics
Chapter2: Planar Rigid Body Kinematics
Chapter 3: Moving Reference Frame Kinematics
Chapter 4: Particle Kinetics
Chapter 5: Planar Rigid Body Kinetics
Chapter 6: Vibrations