## AEM 2012: Dynamics

### Catalog Description

**Syllabus**

**AEM 2012**

Dynamics

3 Credits

**Catalog Description**:

Kinematics and kinetics of particles; Newton’s laws; energy and momentum methods; system of particles; kinematics and kinetics of planar motions of rigid bodies; plane motion of rigid bodies; mechanical vibrations.

**Course Web Address**:

http://www.aem.umn.edu/courses/aem2012/

**Prerequisites by Topic**:

- Differential Equations (Math 2373, concurrent)
- Statics (AEM 2011)

**Text**:

Beer & Johnston, *Vector
Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics*, 8^{th} edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.

**Format of Course**:

3 Lectures per week and 1 recitation per week

**Computer Usage**:

(none)

**Course Objectives**:

Develop an understanding of particle and planar rigid body kinematics and kinetics. Obtain an understanding of Newton’s Laws of Motion, and the ability to apply energy and momentum methods to particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Exposure to simple vibrations.

**Course Outcomes**:

Students who successfully complete the course should demonstrate the following outcomes by tests and homework:

- A knowledge of kinematic and kinetic analyses for particles and systems of particles.
- A knowledge of momentum and energy methods for particles and systems of particles.
- A knowledge of kinematic and kinetic analyses for rigid bodies.
- A knowledge of momentum and energy methods for rigid bodies.
- A basic understanding of vibrations in one degree of freedom systems.

**Relationship of course to program objectives**:

This course develops the fundamentals of engineering mechanics and problem solving skills essential for aerospace engineering.

**Relationship of course to program outcomes**:

This course provides the following outcomes:

- Apply mathematics
- Identify engineering problems

**Course Outline**:

Lecture |
Topics |

4 |
Particle Kinematics |

4 |
Newton’s second law for particles |

6 |
Work, energy and momentum for particles |

4 |
Newton’s laws for systems of particles |

11 |
Kinematics of rigid bodies |

5 |
Equations of motion for rigid bodies |

6 |
Work, energy and momentum for rigid bodies |

3 |
Vibrations |

**Outcome Measurement**:

The outcomes of this course are measured through homework, tests and a final exam.

**Student Survey Questions:**

In this course, I gained:

1. Ability to apply knowledge of math., science, and engineering.

2. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Please answer the following questions regarding the course:

3. The text book was clearly written and appropriate for the course.

4. The homework helped me to understand the concepts presented in the course.

5. The tests were appropriate in length and content.

6. The level of work required in this course was appropriate for the credit given.

In this course I acquired the following:

7. A knowledge of the general principles of dynamics.

8. A knowledge of kinematic and kinetic analysis of particles and systems of particles.

9. A knowledge of momentum methods for particles and systems of particles.

10. A knowledge of energy methods for particles and systems of particles.

11. A knowledge of kinematic and kinetic analysis of rigid bodies.

12. A knowledge of momentum methods for rigid bodies.

13. A knowledge of energy methods for rigid bodies

14. A knowledge of one degree of freedom vibrations.

**Last modified**:

2007-5-15

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*Last Modified: 2007-07-24 at 10:04:44*
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