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ES 208 - Dynamics


Credit Hours: 3

Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, relative motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Unit vector approach is used.

Course Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • apply and solve the equations of motion of a point for straight line motion, curvilinear motion and relative motion;
  • apply Newton’s Second Law to determine the acceleration of an object in Cartesian and polar coordinates;
    • draw free-body diagrams; and
    • understand inertial reference frames.
  • apply Energy Methods
    • use the Principle of Work and Energy;
    • determine kinetic energy, potential energy, work and power;
    • determine work done by particular forces;
    • understand conservative and non-conservative forces; and
    • understand the concepts of energy and energy conservation.
  • apply Momentum Methods;
    • understand linear momentum;
    • understand the principle of impulse and momentum;
    • determine the change in object’s velocity when external forces are known as functions of time;
    • analyze impacts between objects; and
    • evaluate forces exerted by continuous flows of mass.
  • apply Planar Kinematics of Rigid Bodies;
    • understand the concept of rigid body;
    • understand translation and rotation motion of objects about fixed axis;
    • understand the general motions - relative velocity, angular velocity and acceleration of rigid bodies;
    • determine instantaneous centers;
    • determine motion of sliding contacts; and
    • determine motion of objects under moving reference frames.
  • planar Dynamics of Rigid Bodies;
    • apply planar equations of angular motion considering forces and couples;
    • apply momentum principles to a system of particles;
    • understand and apply the concepts of angular momentum;
    • apply the equations of motion to determine the unknown forces and couples acting on the object; and
    • determine the moment of inertia about any line using the parallel axis theorem.
  • explain the three-dimensional motion of a rigid body; and
    • understand the equations of motion and how they are used to analyze simple motions.
  • apply knowledge to basic design projects and its analysis using computers.


Prerequisites: ES 207, MT283
Concurrent Registration: MT 284
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