From the classical methods to the newer techniques used in today's complex and multibody environments, this text shows how those approaches complement each other. The volume begins by introducing the reader to the basic concepts in mechanics, introduced at the particle mechanics level. The text then extends these concepts to systems of particles, rigid bodies (plane motion and 3D), and lightly flexible bodies. The cornerstone variational principles of mechanics are developed and they are applied to particles, rigid bodies, and deformable bodies. Through this approach, students are exposed to a natural flow of the concepts used in dynamics. The text emphasizes both the derivation of the describing equations and the response. The describing equations are developed using force and moment balances, as well as variational principles. Different approaches of obtaining equations of motion are discussed and compared. The nature of the motion is explored by means of energy and momentum concepts, stability, as well as motion integrals. Small motions around equilibrium are discussed, together with the response of linearized systems.
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Over 140 examples and 350 homework problems, as well as detailed description of dynamics concepts.
Clear, comprehensive and current. Very well reviewed and received.
The first eight chapters are ideally suited for advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate courses. The latter chapters can be used for a more advanced graduate-level course.
Expanded kinematic analysis, including a detailed study of Euler angles and parameters, as well as interconnections and rolling. Detailed treatment of axisymmetric bodies is included.
Features detailed treatment of constrained dynamical systems.
An expanded analysis of three-dimensional kinetics of rigid bodies that discusses different ways of obtaining moment balances.
Contains a detailed treatment of equilibrium and stability, linearization around equilibrium, natural and non-natural systems, and solution of linearized equations (basic vibration theory).
Chapter 1 is devoted entirely to basic principles, which constitutes an excellent overview.
Fair and balanced analysis and comparison of Kane's and Gibbs-Appell equations.
Ties together rigid body dynamics and flexible motion for the analysis of bodies undergoing combined rigid and elastic motion.
Over 140 examples and 350 homework problems, as well as detailed description of dynamics concepts. Text is suitable for students as well as the practicing engineer. Clear, comprehensive and current. Very well reviewed and received--This text will be a welcomed new product in a market that has been waiting for a new entry for some time. Expanded kinematic analysis, including a detailed study of Euler angles and parameters, as well as interconnections and rolling. Detailed treatment of axisymmetric bodies is included--Familiarizes readers with commonly used tools for analysis. In most cases, the kinematics is studies independently of the kinetics. Contains a detailed treatment of equilibrium and stability, linearization around equilibrium, natural and nonnatural systems, and solution of linearized equations (basic vibration theory)--Emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The reader is introduced to basic stability theorems associated with potential energy. Such analysis can be used in an undergraduate or graduate course.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000765221