Emphasizing learning through problem solving, Donald Greenwood analyzes in detail the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to dynamics. He describes techniques that will improve computational efficiency considerably, especially when applied to complex dynamical systems. A key feature of his text is the inclusion of many proven examples and homework problems. The book is intended for use in graduate courses on dynamics and will appeal to practicing mechanical and aerospace engineers.Read more
- Provides broad coverage of advanced dynamical principles
- Practical problem solving emphasized through worked examples and homework exercises
- Presents several methods that offer simpler analysis and improved computational efficiency over standard approaches
Reviews & endorsements
"Throughout there are examples in the text which are natural and illustrate the ideas very well. There are also excellent collections of problems (with solutions) with each chapter which are challenging and good training in modelling particulate, rigid and jointed systems of considerable variety." Contemporary Physics, Dr. C. Athorne, University of Glasgow, UKSee more reviews
"...a verty useful reference for the majority of mathematical methods applicable to particle and rigid body dynamics." The Aeronautical Journal, Dr. H. R. Harrison
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- Date Published: November 2006
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521029933
- length: 436 pages
- dimensions: 245 x 170 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.7kg
- contains: 115 exercises
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to particle dynamics
2. Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations
3. Kinematics and dynamics of a rigid body
4. Equations of motion: differential approach
5. Equations of motion: integral approach
6. Introduction to numerical methods
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