MAE 2030

MAE 2030

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Newtonian dynamics of a particle, systems of particles, rigid bodies, simple mechanisms and simple harmonic oscillators.  Impulse, momentum, angular momentum, work and energy. Two-dimensional (planar) kinematics including motion relative to a moving reference frame. Three dimensional rigid-body dynamics are introduced at the instructor's option.  Setting up the differential equations of motion and solving them both analytically and numerically with MATLAB. In-lecture laboratory demonstrations illustrate basic principles.

When Offered Spring, Summer.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020, MATH 2930, familiarity with MATLAB, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MATH 2940.

  • Student will be able to draw free-body diagrams and vectors for mechanics.
  • Describe particle motion in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D employing Cartesian, polar, and path coordinates, and rotating coordinate systems.
  • Apply Newton/Euler laws, momentum and work-energy principles to the motion of particles and rigid bodies to find equations of motion and conserved quantities.
  • Recognize simple harmonic motions for 1-degree-of-freedom mechanical systems.
  • Solve equations of motion numerically, and analytically in simple cases, and graphically show the resulting motion(s).
  • Understand measurement of displacement, velocity and acceleration - and use such data to characterize the kinematics of simple mechanisms and 1-degree-of-freedom mechanical systems.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11494MAE 2030  LEC 001

  • 11495MAE 2030  DIS 201

  • 11496MAE 2030  DIS 202

  • 11497MAE 2030  DIS 203

  • 11498MAE 2030  DIS 204

  • 11499MAE 2030  DIS 205

  • 11583MAE 2030  DIS 206

  • 11601MAE 2030  DIS 207

  • 11602MAE 2030  DIS 208

  • 11603MAE 2030  DIS 209

  • 11604MAE 2030  DIS 210

  • 11605MAE 2030  DIS 211

  • 11606MAE 2030  DIS 212

  • 12698MAE 2030  DIS 213