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CIVE 281 Analytical Mechanics (3 credits)

Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


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)

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  • Corequisites: MATH 262, MATH 263.