What is Dynamics and how will it help me?
Dynamics is typically the second or third engineering mechanics course taught in university-level engineering programs. It is the study of objects in motion. Dynamics is important in the development of problem solving skills. The material and thought processes learned in this class will be of great benefit to you in any other application where you are analyzing objects and their motion.
What will I learn in this course?
This is Part 2 of my Dynamics series. Part 1 covers the motion of particles. This course covers the motion of rigid bodies.
Some of the topics we will cover:
Section 1: Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
Rotation about a fixed axis
Motion Relative to Rotating Axes
Section 2: Kinetics of Rigid Bodies
Fixed Axis Rotation
General Plane Motion
What do I need to know before starting?
The prerequisite courses for this class are Statics, Calculus and Dynamics of Particles. We will be using a few derivatives and integrals, as well as moments of inertia, so you should be familiar with those concepts. We will cover everything else you need.
Is there a recommended textbook?
I, along with most students I’ve taught, really like the Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics text by Hibbeler. If you don’t already have a textbook this one would be a great resource, although it is not required for this course.
Why is this course better than the others?
Have you ever been in a class and been frustrated by the lack of fully-worked examples? This will not be that class. I understand the frustration – I used to feel the same way. Because of that, I teach my classes in a way that I would’ve preferred as a student. Handwritten notes, simple explanations, and plenty of examples in a variety of difficulty levels. You will not find PowerPoint slides here.
Why wait? There’s no better time than now! Enroll today!