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Engineering Mechanics Dynamics

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ISBN-10: 0534548857

ISBN-13: 9780534548858

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Daniel Balint, Daniel J. Inman, Robert W. Soutas-Little

List price: $237.95
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Focusing on the conceptual understanding of mechanics, this exciting new text addresses developments in the methods of analyzing mechanics problems. It fully incorporates the highly sophisticated computational software packages currently available to students. The text provides transition material to higher level courses, as well as a wealth of problems to foster understanding. All sample problems and the use of computational software (Mathcad, MATLAB, Mathematica and Maple) are presented in four separate manuals (one for each software program). Each manual explains how to use the software package to solve the example problems in the book.
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List price: $237.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 6/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 541
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750

Dr. Daniel Balint is Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK.

Daniel J. Inman received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and is the Director of the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and the G.R. Goodson Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Since 1980, he has published six books (on vibration, control, statics, and dynamics), eight software manuals, 20 book chapters, over 195 journal papers and 380 proceedings papers, given 34 keynote or plenary lectures, graduated 45 Ph.D. students and supervised more than 65 MS degrees. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the International…    

Robert W. Soutas-Little received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1962 and is now a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Mechanics at Michigan State University. Author to 6 books on the topics of Elasticity, Engineering Mechanics, Statics, and Dynamics, Dr. Soutas-Little has also published over 60 journal papers and chapters in books as well as co-authoring 15 technical reports. He has Directed 22 PhD?s as well as 150 M.S. Students and prior to teaching at Michigan State he held positions at Oklahoma State University, University of Wisconsin, Marquette University, Technion in Israel, and a MSU summer program at Cambridge…    

Kinematics of a Particle Introduction
Rectilinear Motion of a Particle: Single Degree of Freedom
Classification of the Kinematics or Dynamics Problem
Inverse Dynamics Problem
The Direct Dynamics Problem: Rectilinear Motion When the Acceleration is Given
Classification of Differential Equations
Separable First Order Scalar Differential Equations
Special Rectilinear Motions
Solution of a Liner First Order Differential Equation by Use of An Integrating Factor
Second Order Linear Differential Equations
Numerical Solution of Differential Equations
Curvilinear Motion of a Particle
Vector Differential Equation
Projectile Motion
Normal and Tangential Coordinates
Circular Motion
Normal and Tangential Coordinates in Three Dimensions
Radial and Transverse Coordinates (Polar Coordinates)
Three-Dimensional Coordinate Systems
Cylindrical Coordinates
Spherical Coordinates
relative Rectilinear Motion of Several particles
General Relative Motion between Particles
Navigation using Relative Velocity
Dependent Motions Between Two or More Particles
Kinematic Parametric Equations
Trajectories Expressed as Function of Parameters
Parametric Equations for Three-Dimensional Trajectories
Kinetics of Particles Introduction
Equations of Motion for a Particle/ Solution Strategy for Particle Dynamics
Review of the Concepts of Static and Kinetic Friction
Determination of the Direction of the Normal and Friction Forces
Discontinuity and Singularity Functions
Normal and Tangential Coordinates
Two-Dimensional Parametric Equations of Dynamics
Polar Coordinates
Angular Momentum of a Particle
Central Force Motion
Three-Dimensional Particle Dynamics in Curvilinear Coordinates . Cylindrical Coordinates
Spherical Coordinates
Parametric Equations in Tangential, Normal and Binormal Coordinates
Work ? Energy and Impulse ? Momentum First Integrals of Motion Introduction
Power, Work and Energy
Work of a Spring Force
Work of the Gravitational Attraction Force Between Two Masses
Power and Efficiency
Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
Conservative Energy
Principle of Impulse and momentum . Impulse and Momentum of Several Particles
Direct Central Impact
Oblique Central Impact
Impact with a Stationary Object
System of Particles Introduction
General Equations for a System of Particles
Center of mass of a System of Particles
Kinetic Energy of a System of Particles
Work-Energy and Conservation of Energy of a System of Particles
Mass Flows
Steady Mass Flow
Variable Mass Flow
Kinematics of Rigid Bodies Introduction
Translation of a Rigid Body
Rotation About a Fixed Axis
Planar Pure Rotation about an Axis Perpendicular to the Plane of Motion
Vector Relations for Rotation in a Plane
Constraints to the Motion
General Plane Motion
Absolute and Relative Velocities in Plane Motion of a Rigid Body
Experimental Motion Data
Angular Velocity for Noisy Experimental Data
Direct Vector Method to Obtain the Angular Velocity
Instantaneous Center of Rotation in Plane Motion
Instantaneous Center of Rotation between Two Rigid Bodies
Absolute and Relative Acceleration of a Rigid Body in Plane Motion
Alternate Solution of the Acceleration of Rigid Bodies
Kinematics of a System of Rigid Bodies
Analysis of Plane Motion in Terms of a Parameter
General Three-Dimensional Motion of a Rigid Body
Linear and Angular Acceleration
Constraints to the General Three-Dimensional Motion of a Rigid Body
Rigid Body with a Fixed Point in Space
Other Constraints
Instantaneous Helical Axis, or Screw Axis
Motion of a Rigid Body Having a Fixed Point in Space
Instantaneous Helical Axis of Rotation between Two Rigid Bodies
Motion with Respect to Rotating Reference Frame or Coordinate System
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies in Plane Motion Introduction
Linear and Angular Momentum
Equations of Motion for Rigid Bodies in Plane Motion