EM502 Advanced Dynamics

Fall Quarter 2012


Course description

This course introduces the concepts, definitions, and techniques used in multibody dynamics and presents essential topics concerning the kinematics and dynamics of motion in two and three dimensions, including nonlinear systems.


Course meets: MTRF/3/M103. (4R-0L-4C Fall)

Course webpage: http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~burchett/em502/


Bradley T. Burchett, Ph.D, P.E..

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

office: Moench C107

voice: 877-8929. fax: 877-8025.

email: burchett@rose-hulman.edu

web: www.rose-hulman.edu/~burchett/


ES 205 Analysis and Design of Engineering Systems (required prerequisite)

MA 222 Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra II (suggested)


Jerry H Ginsberg, Advanced Engineering Dynamics 2/e, Cambridge, 1998.


Matlab is used for solving systems of algebraic equations and systems of ordinary differential equations (ODEs).


The following books offer a different perspective on many of the topics we cover in our course. Copies have been ordered to add to our library collection.

  1. Donald T. Greenwood, Classical Dynamics 2/e, Prentice-Hall, 1988.
  2. Edward J. Haug, Intermediate Dynamics, Prentice-Hall, 1992.
  3. Francis C. Moon, Applied Dynamics, Wiley, 1998.
  4. Charles E. Smith, Applied Mechanics: More Dynamics, Wiley, 1976.