16.07 Dynamics

Fall 2004

An assembly experiencing multi-axial rotation.
An assembly experiencing multi-axial rotation. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture notes and assignments.

Course Description

Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.

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Prof. Jaume Peraire

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session