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Engineering Mechanics (E MCH)

E MCH 212H Dynamics (3) Motion of a particle; relative motion; kinetics of translation, rotation, and plane motion; work-energy; impulse-momentum.

E MCH 212H Dynamics (3)

Dynamics (E MCH 212) is the study of forces causing motion and, at least in engineering, its primary goal is the determination of loads on moving structures for the purpose of design. Honors Dynamics (E MCH 212H) will provide students with the tools and guidance to analytically model a wide variety of mechanical and structural systems. In Dynamics, this is done by drawing free-body diagrams of the relevant parts of the system and then applying the laws of Newton and Euler, laws governing material behavior, and equations describing the geometry of motion of points and bodies (kinematics) to those free-body diagrams to obtain the equations governing the motion of the system. Once a system has been modeled, Honors Dynamics will also provide students with the tools to obtain desired information from those models by solving the equations governing the motion of the system. Topics covered in Honors Dynamics include: kinematics of particles, application of Newton's laws to particles, energy and momentum methods for particles, kinematics of rigid bodies, application of the laws of Newton and Euler to rigid bodies, and energy and momentum methods for rigid bodies. In addition to what is done in Dynamics (E MCH 212), students in Honors Dynamics will typically do a project in which they design an experiment and use what they have learned to compare theory with experiment. They will also make use of modern mathematical software to solve the nonlinear differential equations obtained in their analysis of mechanical and structural systems to obtain further understanding of the behavior of these systems.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 211, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210;MATH 141

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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