ENGN 37 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introductory calculus-based course in dynamics covering kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of rigid bodies. Applications of Newton's Second Law, the Work-Energy Theorem, the Principle of Impulse and Momentum, Coriolis acceleration and impact.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Relate displacement, velocity, and acceleration of a moving body using kinematic relationships in both scalar and vector terms in any of the three different coordinate systems: rectangular coordinates, radial and transverse coordinates, polar coordinates.
- Outcome 2: Select the optimal method of solution for a Dynamics problem from the three options: 1) kinetic relationship of classical Newtonian mechanics, 2) work-energy method, or 3) impulse-momentum principle.
- Outcome 3: Synthesize a logical, orderly, step-by-step method of analysis for a Dynamics problem employing any of the three methods for solution: 1) kinetic relationship of classical Newtonian mechanics, 2) work-energy method or 3) impulse-momentum principle.
- Outcome 4: Compose a clear and complete presentation of a solution to a dynamics problem in the manner of modern professional engineers, showing all steps clearly and all formulas used.