Lecture Notes

LEC # TOPICS LECTURE NOTES
1 Introduction (PDF)
2 Curvilinear Motion

Cartesian Coordinates
(PDF)
3 Equations of Motion in Cartesian Coordinates (2DOF Aircraft Model) (PDF)
4 Intrinsic Coordinates (PDF)
5 Other Coordinate Systems (PDF)
6 Equations of Motion: Application Examples (PDF)
7 Work and Energy (PDF)
8 Conservative Forces

Potential Energy
(PDF)
9 Linear Impulse and Momentum (PDF)
10 Angular Impulse and Momentum (PDF)
11 Relative Motion Translating Axes (PDF)
12 Relative Motion Rotating/Translating Axes (PDF)
13 Newton's Second Law for Non-Inertial Observers

Inertial Forces
(PDF)
14 Accelerometers

Newtonian Relativity
(PDF)
15 Gravitational Attraction

The Earth as a Non-Inertial Reference Frame
(PDF)
Review  
16 2D Rigid Body Kinematics (PDF)
17 Conservation Laws for Systems of Particles (PDF)
18 2D Rigid Body Dynamics: Equations of Motion (PDF)
19 2D Rigid Body Dynamics: Work and Energy (PDF)
Review
Quiz 1
20 2D Rigid Body Dynamics: Impulse and Momentum (PDF)
21 Pendulums (PDF)
22 3D Rigid Body Kinematics (PDF)
23 3D Rigid Body Dynamics: Inertia Tensor (PDF - 1.2 MB)
24 3D Rigid Body Dynamics: Equations of Motion (PDF - 1.1 MB)
Review
25 Gyroscopic Motion (PDF)
26 Torque-Free Motion

Spin Stabilization
(PDF)
Review
27 Variable Mass Systems: The Rocket Equation (PDF)
28 Central Force Motion

Keppler's Laws
(PDF)
29 Orbits (PDF)
30 Orbit Transfer (PDF)
31 Vibration

Spring Mass Systems
(PDF)
32 Forced Vibration

Isolation
(PDF)
33 Coupled Oscillators

Normal Modes
(PDF)
34 Introduction to Wave Propagation (PDF - 2.1 MB)
Quiz 2