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Advanced Engineering Dynamics

Advanced Engineering Dynamics

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: February 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646048

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  • This text offers a clear and refreshing exposition of the dynamics of mechanical systems from an engineering perspective. Basic concepts are thoroughly covered, then applied in a systematic manner to solve problems in mechanical systems that have recognisable applications to engineering practice. All theoretical discussions are accompanied by numerous illustrative examples, and each chapter offers a wealth of homework problems. The treatment of the kinematics of particles and rigid bodies is extensive. In this new edition, the author has revised and reorganized sections to enhance understanding of physical principles, and he has modified and added examples, as well as homework problems. The new edition also contains a thorough development of computational methods for solving the differential equations of motion for constrained systems.

    • Emphasises practical engineering applications of the principles of dynamics
    • Contains a wealth of illustrative examples and homework problems
    • Most up-to-date text on the subject available
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646048
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 408 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basic considerations
    2. Introduction
    3. Newton's Laws
    4. Systems of Units
    5. Vector Calculus
    6. Energy and Momentum
    7. Brief Biographical Perspective
    8. Particle Kinematics
    9. Path Variables-Intrinsic Coordinates
    10. Rectangular Cartesian Coordinates
    11. Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinates
    12. Joint Kinematical Descriptions
    13. Relative Motion
    14. Rotation Transformations
    15. Finite Rotations
    16. Angular Velocity and Derivatives of Rotating Vectors
    17. Angular Acceleration
    18. Derivative of an Arbitrary Factor
    19. Velocity and Acceleration Using a Moving Reference Frame
    20. Observations from a Moving Reference System
    21. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
    22. General Equations
    23. Eulerian Angles
    24. Interconnections
    25. Rolling
    26. Newtonian Kinetics of a Rigid Body
    27. Fundamental Principles
    28. Evaluations of Angular Momentum and Inertia Properties
    29. Rate of Change of Angular Momentum
    30. Equations of Motion
    31. Planar Motion
    32. Impulse-Momentum and Work-Energy Principles
    33. System of Rigid Bodies
    34. Introduction of Analytical Mechanics
    35. Generalized Coordinates and Degrees of Freedom
    36. Constraints - Holonomic and Nonholonomic
    37. Virtual Displacements
    38. Generalized Forces
    39. Hamilton's Principle
    40. Lagrange's Equations. 41. Further Concepts in Analytical Mechanics
    42. Constrained Generalized Coordinates
    43. Computational Methods in the State-Space
    44. Hamiltonian Mechanics and Further Conservation Principles
    45. Gibbs-Appell Equations for Quasi-Coordinates
    46. Gyroscopic Effects
    47. Free Motion
    48. Spinning Top
    49. Gyroscopes for Inertial Guidance
    Answers to even-numbered problems

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