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3 Credits
Available Fall/Winter/
Lecture and Recitation

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ENGR 211 and PH 211; ENGR 112H and PH211H
Jonathan Hurst
422 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, and work-energy and impulse-momentum relationships applied to engineering systems.


  • Kinematics; coordinate systems, curvilinear motion/relative motion
  • Kinetics; equation of motion/force-acceleration methods, Work energy methods, rigid body kinetics
  • Relative velocity/acceleration
  • Coriolis effects
  • Rotating reference frames
  • D’Alembert’s principle
  • Angular momentum

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply kinematic and dynamic equations for a particle in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinates.
  2. Apply methods of work-energy and impulse-momentum to describe the motion of a particle
  3. Apply the parallel axis theorem to determine the moments of inertia of a body for specified axes
  4. Apply relative motion concepts using translating and rotating reference frames for 2-dimensional systems
  5. Apply Newton’s equations to solve problems involving rigid bodies in plane motion
  6.  Apply methods of work-energy and impulse-momentum to describe rigid body motion