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This course is designed to built on the material presented in ES201 and to deepen the student engineers’ understanding of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. In order to meet this objective a certain level of expertise in both mathematics and conservation and accounting principles are required. It will be assumed, therefore, that you have taken the prerequisite courses (ES201 and MA201) and are able to work problems involving vector mechanics, calculus and equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies and problems involving conservation of energy, linear and angular momentum. If you are having trouble in these areas you should consult your instructor as to an appropriate course of action, but do not expect him or her to devote class time to this material.


Lecture Instructor Dr. Cornwell Dr. Chambers Dr. Layton Dr. Purdy Dr. Burchett
Office C-217 D-109 D-108 D-105 C-105
Phone x-8232 x-8904 x-8905 x-8321 x-8929


The examinations will be closed book and closed notes. However, one 8.5" x 11" sheet with notes written on one side will be permitted. This sheet must be signed and turned in with each exam. Students found with any additional notes or crib material will receive a zero for the examination. No makeup examinations will be given. If an examination is missed with an approved excuse, the grade received on the final examination will also be used for the missed exam.


Your final course grade will be based upon the following weighted average:

Homework/Quizzes 15%
Laboratory 10%
Examinations 3@15% 45%
Final Examination 30%


Course notes from the bookstore. 


Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Dynamics, 6th Ed., by Beer and Johnson, McGraw-HIll, 1997.

Dynamics - Engineering Mechanics, 2nd Ed., by Bedford and Fowler, Addison-Wesley, 1999

Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 2, Dynamics, 2nd Ed., by Meriam & Kraige, Combined SI/English version, J. Wiley & Sons, 1986.

Engineering Mechanics, Statics and Dynamics, 8th. Ed., by R. C. Hibbeler, Prentice Hall, New York, 1999.