Intermediate Dynamics for Engineers - With CD / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Crespo da Silva's Intermediate Dynamics: Complemented with Simulations and Animations offers a unique approach, based on a strong problem-solving methodology and use of computer software for problem modeling, visualization and solution. Dynamics concepts are developed progressively, so readers can follow the natural flow of topics, from basic to more advanced. Later chapters cover Lagrangian dynamics and vibrations/oscillations of systems, for courses that advance to this level.
Reviewers have praised the book for its excellent problems and examples, that effectively link dynamics concepts with engineering applications. The inclusion of MATLAB and Simulink provides a vehicle for showing modern computer usage, problem modeling, and visualizations of dynamics concepts.
A bound-in CD ROM with Simulink routines is included, and a Book Website has full solutions to all chapter problems, links to professional websites, and other student and instructor resources.
Table of Contents
1 Essential Material for Dynamics
2 Kinematics and Dynamics of Point Masses
3 Kinematic Analysis of Planar Mechanisms
4 System of Point Masses: Special Dynamic Properties
5 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies in "Simpler" Planar Motion
6 Introduction to Dynamics of Rigid Bodies in General Motion
7 Introduction to Analytical Dynamics
8 Vibrations/Oscillations of Dynamical Systems
Appendix A Simulink Tutorial and a Brief Introduction to MATLAB
Appendix B Notes on Sequential Rotations, Angular Velocity, and Acceleration
Appendix C Properties of the Inertia Matrix of a Body
Appendix D Suggested Computer Lab Assignments
Appendix E Simulink and MATLAB Files
Appendix F Answers to Selected Problems
Appendix G Some References for Advanced Studies