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Dynamics and Control I

Course Summary

This course is based on 2.003J / 1.053J Dynamics and Control I, Fall 2007 made available by Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This class is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Topics include kinematics; force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion; work-energy concepts; virtual displacements and virtual work; Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion; linearization of equations of motion; linear stability analysis of mechanical systems; free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems; and matrix eigenvalue problems. The class includes an introduction to numerical methods and using MATLABĀ® to solve dynamics and vibrations problems. Video lectures are available only for the first part of the course.

Reading Material

1. Textbook (MIT): Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics
Williams, J. H., Jr. Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2006. ISBN: 9780470133859.
2. Recommended Text (MIT): Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
Meriam, J. L., and L. G. Kraige. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. 5th ed. Vol. 2. New York, NY: J. Wiley & Sons, 2001. ISBN: 9780471406457.

Course Material

1. Assignments (MIT)
Problem sets.

2. Exams (MIT)
Exam questions.

Other Resources

Not available.


1. Matlab Sessions (MIT)
Notes for lectures on the use of Matlab. Include homework assignments and solutions.



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