Fundamentals of Dynamics for Engineering Students
What you'll learn
- Derivation of equations of motion.
- Plotting acceleration, velocity and displacement versus time.
- Mathematical analysis of motion along a straight line.
- Mathematical analysis of motion along a curved line.
- Analysis of projectile motion.
- Polar coordinates.
- Relative motion in one dimension.
- Relative motion in two dimensions.
- How to use Newton's Second Law to solve kinetics problems.
- How to apply Newton's Second Law using normal-tangential coordinates.
- How to apply Newton's Second Law using cylindrical coordinates.
- How to use the Principle of Work and Energy to solve kinetics problems.
- How to apply the Principle of Energy Conservation.
- How to use the Principle of Impulse and Momentum to solve kinetics problems.
- Engineering Mechanics: Statics
This course covers the material typically included in a first university course in Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. The focus of the course is on the fundamentals - you will learn the theory and also be guided by examples - in order for you to improve your university grades. This course is therefore the ideal supplement to your first university course in Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, but can also be taken as a stand-alone course by anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of engineering dynamics.
Who this course is for:
- Students of Mechanical Engineering looking to improve their grades.
- Professional engineers looking to brush up on their dynamics.
Foster Lubbe holds undergraduate degrees in Physics and Engineering, as well as a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his thesis he focused on the application of Gaussian process regression to renewable energy data modelling. He is currently a PhD student in the field of renewable energy. Before commencing with full-time PhD studies, he was a part-time lecturer teaching undergraduate engineering courses.