Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics Revised Printing / Edition 1

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FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED DYNAMICS is a unique blend of both the modern and the historical, emphasizing dynamics with an analytical paradigm more commonly associated with the mechanics of solids. The distinction between momentum-based 2nd energy-based approaches is clearly drawn, and bold techniques are presented. This text presents engineering mechanics as a unified field and, though emphasizing dynamics, integrates topics from courses such as design, strength of materials, state-space systems analysis, mechanical behavior of materials, and the humanities that have not traditionally been a part of the dynamics curriculum in order to show students the relevance of what they are learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470133859
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 876
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 2.07 (d)

Meet the Author

James H. Williams, Jr. is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Excellence, Charles F. Hopewell Faculty Fellow, Professor of Applied Mechanics, and one of MIT's most widely acclaimed and honored teachers. he has received many awards and published numerous papers and reports in conjunction with his teaching, international consulting, and research. As a consultant, he has participated in the design of an offshore oil platform, the retrofitting of a hydroelectric power station to prevent earthquake damage, the dynamic and stress analyses of catapults, power, and propulsion systems for aircraft carriers, the design of calendar rolls for papermaking, and the design and analysis of a number of aerospace and automotive structures.
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Table of Contents


About the Author.



1. Our Niche in the Cosmos.

2. Design, Modeling, and Formulation of Equations of Motion.

3. Kinematics.

4. Momentum Formulation For Systems of Particles.

5. Variational Formulation For Systems of Particles.

6. Dynamics of Systems Containing Rigid Bodies.

7. Dynamics of Electrical and Electromechanical Systems.

8. Vibration of Linear Lumped-Parameter Systems.

9. Dynamics of Continuous Systems.


Appendix A. Finite Rotation.

Appendix B. General Kinematic Analysis.

Appendix C. Momentum Principles for Systems of Particles.

Appendix D. Elementary Results of the Calculus of Variations.

Appendix E. Some Formulations of the Principles of Hamilton.

Appendix F. Lagrange's Form of D'Alembert's Principle.

Appendix G. A brief Review of Electromagnetic (EM) Theory and Approximations.

Appendix H. Complex Numbers and Some Useful Formulas of Complex Variables and Trigonometry.

Appendix I. Temporal Function for Synchronous Motion of Two-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

Appendix J. Stability Analyses of Nonlinear Systems.

Appendix K. Strain Energy Functions.

Answers to Most of the Odd-Numbered Problems.

List of Tables.


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