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Engineering Systems in Motion: Dynamics of Particles and Bodies in 2D Motion

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 7 weeks long
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Overview

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.
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Recommended Background:

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.

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Suggested Readings:

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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The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license.

Syllabus

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.


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Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE

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5.0 3 weeks ago
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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, bu…
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David G
5.0 2 years ago
by David completed this course.
Great videos, got a low D on my first midterm, started watching these videos before I did homework and I just got a 90 on the second midterm. God bless Dr Whiteman
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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
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Anonymous
4.0 a year ago
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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.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
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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.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this 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!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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"
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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.
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5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Whiteman is a fantastic instructor. He cares deeply about the subject and helping students understand it. He explains all concepts clearly and deliberately. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Good introduction for a complete outsider. I've been taking Dr. Whiteman's courses in sequence.

But to better grasp the topic do not neglect additional problems from the textbook.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Whiteman is the best professor I’ve ever had. His examples and way of teaching are spot on. This is a great foundation for continued education in Mechanics.
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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very useful course for those interested in dynamic systems and mechanisms. It may serve also as an introductory course to those interested in the field of robotics.
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5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
My professor recommended this course as extra material for what we are covering in class. It has been helpful in allowing me to understand my dynamics course.
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Vijayakrishnan V
4.0 a year ago
by Vijayakrishnan completed this course.
it is a very useful course for me.i'm learning basic concepts easily which was taught in a simple means.thanks to Whiteman for offering this course on coursera.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course breaks complicated concepts down into simple steps and allows for you to understand the material easily. Highly recommend if you are taking Dynamics!
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5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is one the most usefull courses that I ever had. This course encourage me alot. I am waiting for the newest revision for this course, thank you!
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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
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One of the best course taught in an interesting and best way. This course helped me a lot to get clear concepts of the basics in engineering dynamics.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good course from one of the best instructors

many thanks to everyone who made this available, coursera, georgia tech and mr. Whiteman

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5.0 3 weeks ago
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Prof. Whiteman's videos complement his class very well, and are thorough and engaging. Strongly recommend this class and video series.
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