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4 Credits
Available Winter & Spring terms
Lecture only

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ENGR 212 or 212H;
MTH 256 or 256H

Ross Hatton
217 Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Continuation of the study of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, with applications to mechanical systems of current interest to engineers.


  • Rotation transformations
  • Three-dimensional kinematics of a rigid body
  • Three-dimensional kinetics of a rigid body
  • Single degree-of-freedom vibration response

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Derive the position, orientation, velocity, angular velocity, acceleration, and angular acceleration vectors associated with rigid body motion.
  2. Formulate and solve generic planar and 3D kinematics problems for mechanical systems.
  3. Generate dynamic equations of motion for general motion of rigid bodies.
  4. Formulate and solve dynamic problems for general mechanical systems.