The calendar below provides information about the lecture (L) and recitation (R) sessions.

LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|

L1 | Introduction | |

R1 | MATLAB® demo | |

L2 | Degrees of freedom and constraints, rectilinear motion | |

L3 | Vectors, matrices and coordinate transformations | |

L4 | Curvilinear motion; Cartesian coordinates | Homework 1 due |

R2 | Recitation | |

L5 | Other coordinate systems | |

L6 | Intrinsic coordinates | |

L7 | Relative motion using translating axes | Homework 2 due |

R3 | Recitation | |

L8 | Relative motion using rotating axes | |

L9 | Linear impulse and momentum; collisions | |

L10 | Angular impulse and momentum for a particle | Homework 3 due |

R4 | Oral quiz 1 | |

L11 | Conservation laws for systems of particles | |

L12 | Work and energy | |

L13 | Conservative internal forces and potential energy | Homework 4 due |

R5 | Recitation | |

L14 | Variable mass systems: the rocket equation | |

L15 | Central force motion: Kepler’s laws | |

L16 | Central force motion: orbits | Homework 5 due |

R6 | Midterm 1 | |

L17 | Orbit transfers and interplanetary trajectories | |

L18 | Exploring the neighborhood: the restricted three-body problem | |

L19 | Vibration, normal modes, natural frequencies, instability | Homework 6 due |

R7 | Recitation | |

L20 | Energy methods: Lagrange’s equations | |

L21 | 2D rigid body dynamics | Lab 1 due |

L22 | 2D rigid body dynamics: work and energy | Homework 7 due |

R8 | Recitation | |

L23 | 2D rigid body dynamics: impulse and momentum | |

L24 | Pendulums | |

R9 | Oral quiz 2 | |

L25 | 3D rigid body kinematics | Homework 8 due |

L26 | 3D rigid body dynamics: the inertia tensor | |

R10 | Recitation | Homework 9 due |

L27 | 3D rigid body dynamics: kinetic energy, instability, equations of motion | |

L28 | 3D rigid body dynamics: equations of motion; Euler’s equations | Homework 10 due |

R11 | Midterm 2 | |

L29 | 3D rigid body dynamics | Lab 2 due |

L30 | 3D rigid body dynamics: tops and gyroscopes | Homework 11 due |

R12 | Oral quiz 3 | |

L31 | Inertial instruments and inertial navigation | Homework 12 due |