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Intermediate Dynamics for Engineers
A Unified Treatment of Newton-Euler and Lagrangian Mechanics

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  • Date Published: August 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521874830

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  • This book has sufficient material for two full-length semester courses in advanced engineering dynamics. As such it contains two tracks (which overlap in places). During the first course a Newton-Euler approach is used, followed by a Lagrangian approach in the second. In discussing rotations for the second course, time constraints permit a detailed discussion of only the Euler angle parameterization of a rotation tensor from Chapter 6 and a brief mention of the examples on rigid body dynamics discussed in Chapter 9. The text includes invaluable exercises at the end of each chapter that are highly structured and intended as a self-study aid. Validated solutions are provided, many of which can be performed in simulation using MATLAB® or Mathematica®.

    • Sufficient materials for a two semester course
    • Highly structured exercises at the end of each chapter are intended as a self-study aid
    • Validated solutions are provided, many of which can be performed in simulation using MATLAB® or Mathematica®
    • Unique coverage of Langrangian dynamics for rigid bodies
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    • Date Published: August 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521874830
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 111 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Dynamics of a Single Particle:
    1. Kinematics of a particle
    2. Kinetics of a particle
    3. Lagrange's equations of motion for a single particle
    Part II. Dynamics of a System of Particles:
    4. The equations of motion for a system of particles
    5. Dynamics of systems of particles
    Part III. Dynamics of a Single Rigid Body:
    6. Rotation tensors
    7. Kinematics of rigid bodies
    8. Constraints on and potentials for rigid bodies
    9. Kinetics of a rigid body
    10. Lagrange's equations of motion for a single rigid body
    Part IV. Systems of Rigid Bodies:
    11. Introduction to multibody systems
    Appendix 1. Background on tensors

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    Intermediate Dynamics for Engineers

    Oliver M. O'Reilly

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    Oliver M. O'Reilly is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests lie in continuum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, specifically in the dynamics of rigid bodies and particles, Cosserat and directed continua, dynamics of rods, history of mechanics, and vehicle dynamics. O'Reilly is the author of numerous archival publications and of Engineering Dynamics: A Primer.

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