This course is an introduction to the study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. We will study the dynamics of particle motion and bodies in rigid planar (2D) motion. This will consist of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.
To be successful in the course you will need to have mastered basic engineering mechanics concepts and to have successfully completed my courses en titled an “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” and “Applications in Engineering Mechanics.” We will apply many of the engineering fundamentals learned in those classes and you will need those skills before attempting this course.
While no specific textbook is required, this course is designed to be compatible with any standard engineering dynamics textbook. You will find a book like this useful as a reference and for completing additional practice problems to enhance your learning of the material.
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Course Introduction; Particle Kinematics; Particle Kinetics – Newton’s Laws and Euler’s Laws; Motion of Particles and Mass Centers of Bodies
-In this section students will learn about particle kinematics, Newton's Laws and Euler's Laws, motion of particles and mass centers of bodies.
Work-Energy Principle for Particles/Systems of Particles
-In this section students will learn the work-energy principle for particles/systems of particles, impulse and momentum, impact, conservation of momentum and Euler's 2nd Law - Moment of momentum.
Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics I
-In this section students will learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations.
Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics II
-In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations.
Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinetics I
-In this section students will learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinetics, translation, moment of momentum - angular momentum, and equations of motion.
Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinetics II
-In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinetics using the Work-Energy Method.
Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinetics III
-In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinetics using the Impulse-Momentum Method and Conservation of Momentum.
My favorite aspect is that the videos aren't super long (on average around 10 min). They provide the "need to know" info covering the content and the necessary background buildup going in consecutive order in a concise and engaging way. Some worked examples in the videos, but also occasionally a practice...
My favorite aspect is that the videos aren't super long (on average around 10 min). They provide the "need to know" info covering the content and the necessary background buildup going in consecutive order in a concise and engaging way. Some worked examples in the videos, but also occasionally a practice one (with answer sheet on separate doc made available) instead of in the video (so the pace of the video is reasonable).
The style of teaching reflects a professional educator behind the video. The videos include the content everyone is YouTubing to find in a standard course, but also including the little things to improve the learning experience: marking key things in different colors, pause and play interactions, CLEAR handwriting and English, consistent notation, and more.
It's only been 1.5 weeks of this 8AM class for me thus far, and compared to the GT ECE and PHYS video resources, these contain much more quality and are much more interesting... when I'm watching them at 6AM before class.
Highest quality online dynamics course you can find on the web bar none. The videos are excellently done and the concepts are beautifully explained. It doesn't make it easy, but it makes it worth it. If you're here to seriously learn/relearn dynamics, there's no better way to do it than through Coursera/Dr. Whiteman's course. It's better than the course you took in college.
Took this class while I was enrolled in an actual dynamics course on campus. This was BY FAR the better course. Dr. Whiteman is fantastic and really cares about teaching his students. It is obvious that he wants everyone to gain knowledge through this class and succeed.
This course is a life saver. 10/10 Would recommend
The videos were very helpful in understanding concepts that were previously difficult for me in another course. I thought everything was explained very well. Some of the questions were vaguely worded in the test, but overall a good Dynamics course.
Dr. Whiteman communicates the key concepts needed to master Dynamics through these well prepared videos. Watching these videos and doing examples in class with him gave me a thorough understanding of Dynamics by the end of the class!
This course goes well into depth explaining how to solve all real world problems without going overboard. Instead there are extra problem videos he works through that you can decide to watch on concepts you don’t understand.
This course just changed my perspective way of looking world around me. Thanks Dr. Wayne Whiteman. You are incredible Especially your statement " Emphasis will be on understanding the subject not ton the calculations"
Very comprehensive course covering many topics in dynamics with very helpful worked example problems to accompany each topic. Explanations were clear and concise, and some visuals also helped with difficult concepts.