SD 553: Advanced Dynamics
Description:
The principal goal of this course
is to increase the student’s understanding to the point that realworld
dynamic problems can be analyzed and solved. Following a review of particle
kinematics and dynamics, the threedimensional motion of rigid bodies and
multibody systems will be covered, as well as an introduction to the
important energybased methods of mechanics (most notably Lagrange’s
equations). By the end of the course, the student will be able to analyze and
understand the dynamics of complex mechanical systems such as satellites,
robotic manipulators, human movement, vehicles, and mechanisms.
