Classical dynamics focuses on formulations and solutions of equations of motion for 3D dynamic systems. In this hands-on course, learn about the history and recent developments in math, mechanics, and computation. Employ analytical methods and computational tools to model 3D systems in fields including aerospace, robotics, and biomechanics. Become a 3D vector expert.
- Sigrid Close Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
- D'Alembert's principle and equations of motion
- Rigid bodies
- Euler angles and direction cosines
- Accelerating and rotating reference frames
- Lagrange's equations and their use
- Dynamic behavior, stability, and small departures from equilibrium
Note on Course Availability
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ENGR15 or equivalent