byJerry H. Ginsberg

Paperback | November 13, 1998

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This text offers a clear and refreshing exposition of the dynamics of mechanical systems from an engineering perspective. The author thoroughly covers basic concepts and applies them in a systematic manner to solve problems in mechanical systems with applications to engineering. Numerous illustrative examples accompany all theoretical discussions, and each chapter offers a wealth of homework problems. The treatment of the kinematics of particles and rigid bodies is extensive. In this new edition the author has revised and reorganized sections to enhance understanding of physical principles, and he has modified and added examples, as well as homework problems. The new edition also contains a thorough development of computational methods for solving the differential equations of motion for constrained systems. Seniors and graduate students in engineering will find this book to be extremely useful. Solutions manual available.
Title:ADVANCED ENGINEERING DYNAMICSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.98 inPublished:November 13, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521646049

ISBN - 13:9780521646048


Table of Contents

1. Basic considerations; 2. Introduction; 3. Newton's Laws; 4. Systems of Units; 5. Vector Calculus; 6. Energy and Momentum; 7. Brief Biographical Perspective; 8. Particle Kinematics; 9. Path Variables-Intrinsic Coordinates; 10. Rectangular Cartesian Coordinates; 11. Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinates; 12. Joint Kinematical Descriptions; 13. Relative Motion; 14. Rotation Transformations; 15. Finite Rotations; 16. Angular Velocity and Derivatives of Rotating Vectors; 17. Angular Acceleration; 18. Derivative of an Arbitrary Factor; 19. Velocity and Acceleration Using a Moving Reference Frame; 20. Observations from a Moving Reference System; 21. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies; 22. General Equations; 23. Eulerian Angles; 24. Interconnections; 25. Rolling; 26. Newtonian Kinetics of a Rigid Body; 27. Fundamental Principles; 28. Evaluations of Angular Momentum and Inertia Properties; 29. Rate of Change of Angular Momentum; 30. Equations of Motion; 31. Planar Motion; 32. Impulse-Momentum and Work-Energy Principles; 33. System of Rigid Bodies; 34. Introduction of Analytical Mechanics; 35. Generalized Coordinates and Degrees of Freedom; 36. Constraints - Holonomic and Nonholonomic; 37. Virtual Displacements; 38. Generalized Forces; 39. Hamilton's Principle; 40. Lagrange's Equations. 41. Further Concepts in Analytical Mechanics; 42. Constrained Generalized Coordinates; 43. Computational Methods in the State-Space; 44. Hamiltonian Mechanics and Further Conservation Principles; 45. Gibbs-Appell Equations for Quasi-Coordinates; 46. Gyroscopic Effects; 47. Free Motion; 48. Spinning Top; 49. Gyroscopes for Inertial Guidance; Appendix; Answers to even-numbered problems; Index.

From Our Editors

Covering basic concepts and applying them systematically to solve problems in mechanical systems, Advanced Engineering Dynamics presents a clear exposition of the dynamics of mechanical systems from an engineering perspective. Numerous illustrations accompany all theoretical discussions, and each chapter offers a wealth of homework problems.

Editorial Reviews

"Especially notable is the development of rotation transformations for describing the position and orientation of rigid bodies in spatial motion." Mechanical Engineering