MECH 419 Advanced Mechanics of Systems (4 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mechanical Engineering : Lagrange's equations of motion. Hamilton's principle. Variational methods. Discrete linear systems: analytical and numerical methods. Distributed parameter systems: exact solutions and discretization techniques. Electrical-mechanical-acoustical analogies. Stability of systems. Nonlinear dynamics: phase-plane, perturbation and other methods of solution.

Terms: Winter 2010

Instructors: Michael P Paidoussis (Winter)

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  • Prerequisites: MECH 220, CIVE 207, (MATH 264 or MATH 265) and (MATH 266 or MATH 271).