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The second edition provides engineers with a conceptual understanding of how dynamics is applied in the field. It builds their problem-solving skills. New problems with a wider variety of difficulty levels and applications have been added. New images are included to add a visual element to the material. These show the link between an actual system and a modeled/analyzed system. Engineers will also benefit from the numerous new worked problems, algorithmic problems, and multi-part GO problems.

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Dynamics is one of the toughest subjects for undergraduate engineering students, says Tongue (U. of California-Berkeley), because there is a logic to it that is not obvious, but is necessary to grasp in order for anything to make sense. His goal is to introduce the material and the logic in a personal manner that retains the necessary rigor while explaining the underlying notions sufficiently that students can begin solving problems of their own immediately. He relies heavily on sketching and other graphics, develops structured problem-solving procedures, analyzes dynamic motion with computers (MATLAB), applies principles to engineering systems, and includes study tools. The first edition was published in 2005. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Background and Roadmap.

1.1 Newton’s Laws.

1.2   How You’ll Be Approaching Dynamics.

1.3   Units and Symbols.

1.4   Gravitation.

1.5   The Pieces of the Puzzle.

Chapter 2. Motion of Translating Bodies.

2.1 Straight-Line Motion.

2.2 Cartesian Coordinates.

2.3 Polar and Cylindrical Coordinates.

2.4 Path Coordinates.

2.5 Relative Motion and Constraints.

2.6 Just the Facts.

Chapter 3. Inertial Response of Translating Bodies.

3.1 Cartesian Coordinates.

3.2 Polar Coordinates.

3.3 Path Coordinates.

3.4 Linear Momentum and Linear Impulse.

3.5 Angular Momentum and Angular.

3.6 Orbital Mechanics.

3.7 Impact.

3.8 Oblique Impact.

3.9 Just the Facts.

Chapter 4. Energetics of Translating Bodies.

4.1 Kinetic Energy.

4.2 Potential Energies and Conservative Forces.

4.3 Power and Efficiency.

4.4 Just the Facts.

Chapter 5. Multibody Systems.

5.1 Force Balance and Linear Momentum.

5.2 Angular Momentum.

5.3 Work and Energy.

5.4 Stationary Enclosures with Mass Inflow and Outflow.

5.5 Nonconstant Mass Systems.

5.6 Just the Facts.

Chapter 6. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies Undergoing Planar Motion.

6.1 Relative Velocities on a Rigid Body.

6.2 Instantaneous Center of Rotation (ICR).

6.3 Rotating Reference Frames and Rigid-Body Accelerations.

6.4 Relative Motion on a Rigid Body.

6.5 Just the Facts.

Chapter 7. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies Undergoing Two-Dimensional Motion.

7.1 Curvilinear Translation.

7.2 Rotation about a Fixed Point.

7.3 General Motion.

7.4 Linear/Angular Momentum of Two-Dimensional Rigid Bodies.

7.5 Work/Energy of Two-Dimensional Rigid Bodies.

7.6 Just the Facts.

Chapter 8. Kinematics and Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in Three-Dimensional Motion.

8.1 Spherical Coordinates.

8.2 Angular Velocity of Rigid Bodies in Three-Dimensional Motion.

8.3 Angular Acceleration of Rigid Bodies in Three-Dimensional Motion.

8.4 General Motion of and on Three-Dimensional Bodies.

8.5 Moments and Products of Inertia for a Three-Dimensional Body.

8.6 Parallel Axis Expressions for Inertias.

8.7 Angular Momentum.

8.8 Equations of Motion for a Three-Dimensional Body.

8.9 Energy of Three-Dimensional Bodies.

8.10 Just the Facts.

Chapter 9. Vibratory Motions.

9.1 Undamped, Free Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.2 Undamped, Sinusoidally Forced Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.3 Damped, Free Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.4 Damped, Sinusoidally Forced Response for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems.

9.5 Just the Facts.

Appendix A. Numerical Integration Light.

Appendix B. Properties of Plane and Solid Bodies.

Appendix C. Some Useful Mathematical Facts.

Appendix D. Material Densities.



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Tongue, Benson H.
John Wiley & Sons
Mechanics - Dynamics - General
System analysis
Machinery, Dynamics of.
Science Reference-Technology
General & Introductory Mechanical Engineering
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