2.03 Dynamics I
Introduction to the dynamics of one and two degree-of-freedom mechanical systems. Kinematics. Force-momentum formulation for particles and rigid bodies. Work-energy concepts. Rotation of rigid bodies, angular momentum, torques and moments of inertia. Newton, Euler equations (direct method in dynamics). Conservation laws in dynamics. Basics of equilibrium, linearization and stability analysis. Includes MATLAB modeling of dynamical systems with applications. Meets with 2.003 first half of term.
This class has 2.087 as a prerequisite.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 10-250.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
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