Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Topics will be covered in the following order:
II. Kinematics of 3-D Motion of Rigid Bodies
III. Momentum Principles for Rigid Bodies
IV. Variational Formulation
V. Stability of Motion
VI. Vibration Analysis
VII. Continuous Systems
The course will be based on the material presented in the lectures. There is no required textbook, although the following books are recommended and will be placed on library reserve.
There will be about 10 problem sets; you will have a week to work on each. Some problems will require the use of a computer, and familiarity with MATLAB® would be helpful. No late homework will be accepted. You may discuss problems with others in the class but you must (a) write up your eventual solution independently, and (b) list the names of students with whom you discussed the problem set.
There will be two in-class closed-book exams. There will be no final exam.