EGM 3401 - Dynamics

COURSE TOPICS AND OBJECTIVE

Course Objective: The objective of this course is to provide a thorough and systematic introduction to the subject of dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using a Newton-Euler approach. The course provides a rigorous introduction to kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, kinetics of a particle, kinetics of a system of particles, and kinetics of a rigid body. All development is done in a coordinate-free manner and will be applied to examples in a way that provides insight into the structure of the underlying physical process.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Teaching Assistants: Begum Senses (E-mail: bgmsenses@ufl.edu) and Fengjin Liu (E-mail: cliu121@ufl.edu)

COURSE LOCATION AND TIME

Room: CSE A101

Discussion Time: Tuesday Period 5 (Immediately After Tuesday Lecture)

Room: CSE 122

OFFICE HOURS

Name

Office Hours

E-mail Address

Begum Senses (Teaching Assistant)

Tuesday: Periods 7 Through 9

Location: Reitz Union Food Court

Fengjin Liu (Teaching Assistant)

Friday: Periods 2 Through 4

Location: Reitz Union Food Court

TEXTBOOK

Rao, A. V., *Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach*, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD VIDEOS

Videos on Theory and Concepts

Introduction to Vectors and Vector Algebra

Reference Frames and Derivation of the Transport Theorem

Position-Velocity-Acceleration-In-Common-Coordinate-Systems

Videos with Solutions to Textbook Problems

Chapter 2 Solutions:

Solution to Question 2-1

Solution to Question 2-2

Solution to Question 2-3

Solution to Question 2-4

Solution to Question 2-5

Solution to Question 2-8

Solution to Question 2-10

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

__All assignments are due at 3:00 PM on the due date and must be submitted to the homework box that will be placed outside of MAE-A 304__.

Assignment

Number

Assignment

Contents

Due

Date

EXAM SCHEDULE, FORMAT, AND EXPECTATIONS

EXAM 1

EXAM 2

EXAM 3

19 February 2015

10:40 AM to 12:30 PM (In Class)

26 March 2015

10:40 AM to 12:30 PM (In Class)

20 April 2015

6:15 PM to 8:05 PM (Florida Gym 230)

*extremely important*that you understand the theory in addition to just being able to solve problems. Furthermore, because the homework questions take a great deal of time and thought, I urge each of you to do the assignments on the schedule I provide and not wait until the last minute to complete the assignments. If you procrastinate on completing the homework assignments, it will be reflected in your exam and quiz scores.

ATTENDANCE RULES

COURSE GRADING

**PROBLEM SETS**

**THEORY ASSIGNMENTS**

**EXAM 1**

**EXAM 2**

**EXAM 3**

**ATTENDANCE**

**TOTAL**

**8 Percent (7 @ 1.142 Percent)**

**12 Percent (3 @ 4 Percent)**

**25 Percent**

**25 Percent**

**25 Percent**

**5 Percent**

**100 Percent**

GRADING SCALE

**A **

**A-**

**B+**

**B**

**B-**

**C+**

**C**

**C-**

**D+**

**D**

**D-**

**E**

**95 to 100**

**90 to 94.99**

**85 to 89.99**

**80 to 84.99**

**75 to 79.99**

**70 to 74.99**

**65 to 69.99**

**60 to 64.99**

**55 to 59.99**

**50 to 54.99**

**45 to 49.99**

**Less Than 45**

*worst-case scenario*. In other words, I reserve the right to make the cutoffs less stringent from those shown above, but no cutoff will be more stringent from those listed.