This unit of study aims to give students an understanding of principles of engineering dynamics including particle dynamics and rigid body dynamics (kinematics and kinetics) in two and three-dimensional space, as well as to develop problem solving and fundamental experimental skills. It covers the following topics. Introduction to dynamics, Kinematics of particles - rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion co-ordinates systems, 3-D curvilinear motion and relative motion. Plane kinematics of rigid bodies - rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion, relative velocity, instantaneous centre of zero velocity, relative acceleration, space curvilinear motion. Kinetics of particles - Newton's law, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Plane kinetics of rigid bodies - moments and products of inertia, Newton's law, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Three-dimensional dynamics of rigid bodies - kinematics, kinetics, gyroscopic motion.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):