16.07 | Fall 2009 | Undergraduate



There are no required textbooks for the class. Lecture notes will be available in advance before each lecture. You should read them before coming to class.

The main reference book for the course beyond the lecture notes (and a good source for example problems) is:

Meriam, J. L., and L. G. Kraige. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. 6th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2006. ISBN: 9780471739319.


The following books are also recommended as additional resources:

Marion, Jerry B., and Stephen T. Thornton. Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems. 5th ed. New York, NY: Brooks Cole, 2003. ISBN: 9780534408961.

Thomson, William Tyrrell. Introduction to Space Dynamics. New York, NY: Dover, 1986. ISBN: 9780486651132.

Kleppner, Daniel, and Robert Kolenkow. An Introduction to Mechanics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1973. ISBN: 9780070350489.

Harrison, H. R., and T. Nettleton. Advanced Engineering Dynamics. London, UK: Arnold, 1997. ISBN: 9780340645710.

Den Hartog, J. P. Mechanics. New York, NY: Dover, 1961. ISBN: 9780486607542.

———. Mechanical Vibrations. 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1956. ISBN: 9780070163898.

Hibbeler, Russell C. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN: 9780130200044.

A complete MATLAB reference is available online.

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