ME 2320/CEE 2320 - Dynamics
Motion of a point; position, velocity, and acceleration; straight line motion; curvilinear motion. Force, mass, and acceleration; Newton’s second law, inertial reference frames, equations of motion for the center of mass. Energy methods; work and kinetic energy, potential energy. Momentum methods; principle of impulse and momentum, impulse and angular momentum. Planar kinematics of rigid bodies. Two dimensional dynamics of rigid bodies. Energy in planar rigid body dynamics.
Dr. Hurmuzlu has degrees in Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, and Ph.D.) from Bosphorus and Drexel universities. He has been teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Department of SMU since 1987. He has served as the past chairman of the department for six years, and currently he is a full professor in the department. He has taught Statics numerous times dating back to his graduate study years. His research areas are Robotics and Biomechanics, and he has published numerous papers in these areas.
Learning Outcomes and Benefits
- How to simulate particle motion using Newtonian Dynamics?
- How does simple computer game physics work?
- Is it safe to bungee-jump?
- "Deer in the headlights" or when should one brake to avoid a collision?
- How to compute post-collision velocity of billiard balls?