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Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

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Nationally regarded authors Andrew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas bring a depth of experience that can't be surpassed in this third edition of Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. They have refined their solid coverage of the material without overloading it with extraneous detail and have revised the now 2-color text to be even more concise and appropriate to today?s engineering student. The text discusses the application of the fundamentals of Newtonian dynamics and applies them to real-world engineering problems. An accompanying Study Guide is also available for this text.

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New edition of a textbook that stresses the concept of problem solving as a whole, involving thought, analysis, and understanding from beginning to end. This edition features sample problems designed to help readers focus on the thought process required in analyzing a problem before beginning mathematical calculations, rewritten chapter introductions, and an equal division of problems between SI and US units. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)


This second volume of Pytel/Kiusalaas's two-volume series teaches students the basic mechanical behaviour of materials in motion (dynamics), while developing their mastery of engineering methods of analyzing and solving problems.

About the Author

Professor Andrew Pytel received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1957, his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics in 1959, and his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics in 1963; all from The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his career at Penn State University, Professor Pytel was an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering (1962-65), an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Boston (1965-67). He became a full Professor at The Penn State University in 1984 and a Professor Emeritus in 1995. Throughout his career Professor Pytel has taught many different courses and has been the recipient of many honors and awards. He has participated extensively with the American Society for Engineering Education and was named a Fellow of the ASEE in 2008.Jaan Kiusalaas, Professor Emeritus, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Kiusalaas received his Honors BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph D. in Engineering Mechanics, both from Northwestern University. He has been a Professor at The Pennsylvania State University since 1963. He is also a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Centre. Professor Kiusalaas' teaching experience includes such topics as Numerical Methods (including finite element and boundary element methods), and Engineering Mechanics ranging from introductory courses (statics and dynamics) to graduate level courses.

Table of Contents

11. INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMICS Introduction / Derivatives of Vector Functions / Position, Velocity, and Acceleration of a Particle / Newtonian Mechanics 12. DYNAMICS OF A PARTICLE: RECTANGULAR COORDINATES Introduction / Kinematics / Kinematics: Force-Mass-Acceleration Method / Dynamics of Rectilinear Motion / Superposition of Rectilinear Motions / Motion Diagrams by the Area Method / Numerical Integration of a Second-Order Differential Equation / Numerical Integration of Coupled Second-Order Differential Equations 13. DYNAMICS OF A PARTICLE: CURVILINEAR COORDINATES Introduction / Kinematics - Path (Normal-Tangential) Coordinates / Kinematics - Polar and Cylindrical Coordinates / Kinetics: Force-Mass-Acceleration Method / Numerical Integration: Curvilinear Coordinates 14. WORK-ENERGY AND IMPULSE-MOMENTUM PRINCIPLE FOR A PARTICLE Introduction / Work of a Force / Principle of Work and Kinetic Energy / Conservative Force and the Conservation of Mechanical Energy / Power and Efficiency / Principle of Impulse and Momentum / Principle of Angular Impulse and Momentum / Space Motion under a Gravitational Force 15. DYNAMICS OF PARTICLE SYSTEMS Introduction / Kinematics of Relative Motion / Kinematics of Constrained Motion / Kinetics: Force-Mass-Acceleration Method / Work-Energy Principles / Principle of Impulse and Momentum / Principle of Angular Impulse and Momentum / Plastic Impact / Impulsive Motion / Elastic Impact / Mass Flow 16. PLANAR KINEMATICS OF RIGID BODIES Introduction / Plane Angular Motion / Rotation about a Fixed Axis / Relative Motion of Two Points in a Rigid Body / Method of Relative Velocity / Instant Center for Velocities / Method of Relative Acceleration / Absolute and Relative Derivatives of Vectors / Motion Relative to a Rotating Reference Frame / Method of Constraints 17. PLANAR KINETICS OF RIGID BODIES: FORCE-MASS-ACCELERATION METHOD Introduction / Mass Moment of Inertia; Composite Bodies / Angular Momentum of a Rigid Body / Equations of Plane Motion / Force-Mass-Acceleration Method: Plane Motion / Differential Equations of Motion 18. PLANAR KINETICS OF RIGID BODIES: WORK-ENERGY AND IMPULSE-MOMENTUM METHODS Part A: Work-Energy Method / Introduction / Work and Power of a Couple / Kinetic Energy of a Rigid Body / Work-Energy Principle and Conservation of Mechanical Energy / Part B: Impulse-Momentum Method / Momentum Diagrams / Impulse-Momentum Principles / Rigid-Body Impact 19. RIGID-BODY DYNAMICS IN THREE DIMENSIONS Introduction / Kinematics / Impulse-Momentum Method / Work-Energy Method / Force-Mass-Acceleration Method / Motion of an Axisymmetric Body 20. VIBRATIONS Introduction / Undamped Free Vibrations of Particles / Undamped Forced Vibrations of Particles / Damped Free Vibrations of Particles / Rigid-Body Vibrations / Energy Method and Rayleighs Method / APPENDICES / D. PROOF OF THE RELATIVE VELOCITY EQUATION FOR RIGID-BODY MOTION / E. NUMERICAL DIFFERENTIATION / Introduction / Central Difference Formulas with Error of Order (delta x) Squared / F. MASS MOMENTS AND PRODUCTS OF INERTIA / Introduction / Review of Mass Moment of Inertia / Moments of Inertia of Thin Plates / Mass Moment of Inertia by Integration / Mass Products of Inertia; Parallel-Axis Theorems / Products of Inertia by Integration; Thin Plates / Inertia Tensor; Moment of Inertia about an Arbitrary Axis / Principle Moments and Principle Axes of Inertia / ANSWERS / INDEX

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Pytel, Andrew
Pytel, Andrew (Andrew Pytel)
Kiusalaas, Jaan
Pacific Grove, CA
Engineering - General
Engineering - Mechanical
Material Science
Mechanics, applied
Mechanics - Dynamics - General
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