Week 
Lecture Topics

Reading
Assignment

Book Homework and Extra Requirements (ERs)

1
(8/26  8/30) 
 course introduction
 Diagnostic Exam (Pass/Fail, rework if Fail)
 terminology
 particle kinematics

Course Policies,
Chapter 1

group selection survey sheet
(if group members already chosen, please turn in sheets stacked together)
due Fri, 8/30
rework Diagnostic Exam if necessary
due Wed, 9/4
review undergraduate dynamics;
get ahead on reading assignments

2
(9/2  9/6) 
Labor Day (no class on Mon, 9/2)

Chapter 2

HMWK 1: 21 (20 pts), 26 (30 pts),
28 (25 pts), 211 (25 pts)
ERs:
2.1, 2.6 and 2.8: Use the general rotating coordinate system acceleration equation and clearly identify each term.
2.1: Place origin O' at center of wheel.
2.6: Place origin O' at radar station.
2.8: Place origin O' at center of wheel with zaxis vertical. Also, use "rolling w/o slipping" vector equation to relate rotational speeds.
2.11: Use a "rolling w/o slipping" vector equation to relate rotational speeds.
scan of problems from the book
due Wed, 9/11

3
(9/9  9/13) 

handouts;
Chapter 3
(except 3.7, 3.9)

catch up on reading assignments

4
(9/16  9/20) 
 particle dynamics
 momentum principles
 work and energy
 examples

handout

HMWK 2: 31 (15 pts), 32 (30 pts),
311 (35 pts), 315 (20 pts)
ERs:
32: Report total speed (v) and velocity direction (φ) at r=2R.
311: Assume x_dot>0 (or 0 only instantaneously) during motion, and prove this assumption is valid after solving for x(t).
due Mon, 9/23

5
(9/23  9/27) 
 system of particles
 dynamics
 work and energy
 impulse and momentum
 examples

handout; Chapter
4

HMWK 3a: 41 (20 pts), 413 (25 pts)
due Mon, 9/30

6
(9/30  10/4) 
 system of particles
 changing mass systems
 impact and collision
 examples


HMWK 3b: 426 (25 pts), 430 (30 pts)
ERs:
426: Use a stationary control volume enclosing only the material on the belt, and use the changingmass system equation derived in class.
due Mon, 10/7

7
(10/7  10/11) 
 Exam I review
 generalized
coordinates
 holonomic and nonholonomic constraints
 examples

handout;
Chapter 6

start reading and studying Chapter 6 thoroughly

8
(10/14  10/18) 
Exam I (Mon, 10/14)
(come early and/or stay late if possible?)
 virtual work
 principle of virtual work


HMWK 4a: 62 (25 pts)
ER:
62: Use the principle of virtual work (for a conservative system) approach (dV/dl=0 or dV/dθ=0)
due Mon, 10/28 
9
(10/21  10/25) 
 virtual work example
 Lagrange's Equation
 general form
 constraints and nonconservative forces


HMWK 4b: 67 (25 pts),
621 (25 pts), 626 (25 pts)
ER:
626: Use the mathematical hints given in class to solve part b. Or, as an alternative, solve the equations numerically (using software) for any values of m, l, and vo, and plot resulting motion.
due Mon, 11/11 
10
(10/28  11/1) 
 Lagrange's Equation
 Lagrange multiplier interpretation
 examples

handout

catch up on reading assignments

11
(11/4  11/8) 
 Lagrange's Equation
 Exam II review
 rigid body kinematics and
kinetics
 principal moments of inertia
 energy


catch up on reading assignments

12
(11/11  11/15) 
 rigid body kinematics and
kinetics
 example
 impulse
and momentum
 examples
 perturbation/stability analysis

Chapter 7
(except
7.5, 7.13)

HMWK 5a: 712 (20 pts), 727
(20 pts),
730 (20 pts), 746 (20 pts)
ERs:
712: Use Lagrange's Equation and conservation of energy.
727: Write linear and angular impulsemomentum equations for each bar separately. Do not analyze as a combined system.
730: Sum the moments about moving (but inertial) bottom point O to solve.
due Mon, 12/2

13
(11/18  11/22) 
 perturbation/stability analysis
Exam
II (Wed, 11/20)
(come early and/or stay late if possible?)
No class on Fri, 11/22 (unless catchup day required)  WE WILL NOT HAVE CLASS

handout;
Section 5.7

HMWK 5b:
stability
problem (20 pts)
due Mon, 12/9

14
(11/25  11/29) 
Fall
Break



15
(12/2  12/6) 
 Euler Angles
 Euler's
Equations
 examples

handout;
Section
7.13
Chapter 8
(8.1, 8.2, 8.3)

finish reading assignments 
16
(12/9  12/13) 
 Final Exam review
 rotational stability
No class on Friday, 12/13

handouts

final group
evaluation
(due Wed, 12/11)


FINAL EXAM (in same room as lectures)
Wednesday, 12/18, 4:106:10pm


