Civil Engineering : Kinematics of particles, dynamics of particles. Work, conservative forces, potential energy. Relative motion and general moving frames of reference. Central force fields and orbits. Dynamics of a system of particles. General motion of rigid bodies, angular momentum and kinetic energy of rigid bodies. Generalized coordinates and forces, Lagrange's equations.
Terms: Fall 2012
Instructors: Vincent H Chu, Sofia Babarutsi (Fall)