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ESCI 204 : Dynamics

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
A vector treatment of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Acceleration, work, energy, power, impulse, and momentum. Prerequisite: ESCI 201

This course explores the fundamental concepts and solution procedures employed by engineers to analyze the relationship between the forces acting on an object and its motion. This knowledge is essential for the detailed study of airplane performance, flight dynamics, orbital mechanics and structural dynamics.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:1. Use vector notation to calculate the velocity and acceleration of points on a rigid body moving in a prescribed state of plane motion.2. Use vector notation to calculate the velocity and acceleration of points on a rigid body moving in the plane under the action of given set of external forces.3. Use vector notation to compute linear and angular momentum of points.4. Use the scalar principle of work-energy to calculate the relation between two dynamic states of a rigid body constrained to a plane motion.5. Use the vector principle of impulse-momentum to calculate the relation between two dynamic states of a rigid body constrained to a plane motion.6. Calculate the mass moment of inertia for a rigid body.7. Calculate responses of free and forced vibration under the undamped and damped condition.

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1. Scientific calculator 2. Rigid body dynamics, Wikipedia ( ) 3. Rigid body dynamics definition, ( ) 4. Vectors and rigid body dynamics ( )

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
1. Motion of Particles. 4 hrs Position, Velocity, and Acceleration. Straight-Line Motion. Curvilinear Motion. Relative Motion. Assignment: reading chapter 11 2. Force, Mass, and Acceleration of Particles. 6 hrs Newton's Second Law. Equations of Motion. Linear Momentum, Angular Momentum. Inertial Reference Frames. Orbital Mechanics. Assignment: reading chapter 12 3. Energy, and Momentum of Particles. 8 hrs Principle of Work and Energy. Kinetic Energy. Potential Energy. Conservation of Energy. Principle of Momentum. Assignment: reading chapter 13 4. Systems of Particles. 2 hrs Linear and Angular Momentum. Conservation of Momentum. Assignment: reading chapter 14 5. Planar Kinematics of Rigid Bodies. 8 hrs Rigid Bodies and Types of Motion. Rotation about a Fixed Axis. Velocities and Accelerations of a Rigid Body. Sliding Contacts. Moving Reference Frames. Assignment: reading chapter 15 6. Planar Dynamics of Rigid Bodies. 4 hrs Preview of the Equations of Motion. Momentum Principles for a System of Particles. Derivation of the Equations of Motion. Assignment: reading chapters 16 7. Energy and Momentum in Rigid Body Dynamics. 6 hrs Principle of Work and Energy. Kinetic and Potential Energy. Power. Principles of Impulse and Momentum. Impacts. Assignment: reading chapter 17 8. Vibrations. 2 hrs Conservative Systems. Damped Vibrations. Forced Vibrations. Assignment: reading chapter 19
Dr. Joon W. Lim - 4/1/2015
Dr. Brian Sanders - 4/1/2015
Dr. Bruce A. Conway - 4/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 4/1/2015
1-12 AS in Engineering Fundamentals PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated.

PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.

PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.

PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

PO #6 - Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.

PO #7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.

PO # 8 Basic Science and Mathematics – The student will demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of basic physics principles (mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, and optics), and mathematical principles (calculus, differential equations, matrix algebra) and demonstrate the application to engineering concepts.

PO # 9 Engineering Mechanics - Students will demonstrate a knowledge
of the fundamentals of classical engineering mechanics (as applied to rigid, elastic, and fluid media) to provide a foundation for the professional component of the curriculum as well as to become familiar with basic engineering problem-solving techniques, including multidisciplinary approaches.

PO # 10 Experimentation – the student demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze, interpret, and discuss data
PO # 11 Design and Analysis Tools – the student will demonstrate an ability to apply modern computer design tools (i.e., CAD) and computational tools to model and analyze engineering designs
PO# 12 Teamwork – the student will demonstrate an ability to function and work cooperatively on multidisciplinary teams
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