# Intermediate Dynamics for Engineers: A Unified Treatment of by Oliver M. O'Reilly

By Oliver M. O'Reilly

This booklet has enough fabric for 2 full-length semester classes in complex engineering dynamics. As such it comprises tracks (which overlap in places). in the course of the first path a Newton-Euler process is used, by means of a Lagrangian method within the moment. In discussing rotations for the second one path, time constraints allow a close dialogue of in basic terms the Euler attitude parameterization of a rotation tensor from bankruptcy 6 and a short point out of the examples on inflexible physique dynamics mentioned in bankruptcy nine. The textual content comprises beneficial workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy which are hugely established and meant as a self-study reduction. confirmed strategies are supplied, lots of which might be played in simulation utilizing MATLAB® or Mathematica®.

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13:58 P1: FYX mastercup cuus273/Oliver M. 12. Three possible motions between two given points A and B of a particle subject to the constraint y˙ − zx˙ = 0. The arrows indicate the directions of motion of the particle and the vector f = −zE1 + E2 . 17). E3 E2 A O E1 B Integrability Criteria Suppose a constraint π = 0 is imposed on the motion of the particle. As mentioned earlier, this constraint is integrable if we can find a function (r, t) and an integrating factor k such that ˙ = k (f · v + e) .

Truesdell (1919–2000); see, for example, [216, 217]. 21:29 P1: FYX mastercup cuus273/Oliver M. 3 Work and Power 35 On the other hand, if a cylindrical polar coordinate system is used, we have m r¨ − rθ˙2 = F · er , m rθ¨ + 2r˙θ˙ = F · eθ , mz¨ = F · E3 . 3) Finally, if we use a spherical polar coordinate system, we find that m R¨ − Rφ˙ 2 − R sin2 (φ)θ˙2 = F · eR , m(Rφ¨ + 2R˙ φ˙ − R sin(φ) cos(φ)θ˙2 ) = F · eφ , m(R sin(φ)θ¨ + 2R˙ θ˙ sin(φ) + 2Rθ˙ φ˙ cos(φ)) = F · eθ . 4) Notice that these equations are different projections of F = ma onto a set of basis vectors for E3 .

Newton was partially motivated to study this problem because of Johannes Kepler’s (1571– 1630) famous three laws of motion for the (then known) planets in the solar system: I. The planets move in elliptical paths with the Sun at one of the foci. ∗ † See Section III of Book 1 of [152]. See Section VII of the Second Part of [121]. 47 21:29 P1: FYX mastercup cuus273/Oliver M. 5. Schematic of a particle of mass m moving about a fixed point O in an elliptical 2 orbit. One of the foci of the ellipse is at O, and the eccentricity e = 1 − ba2 of the ellipse is less than 1, where a and b are the lengths of the semimajor and semiminor axes of the ellipse, respectively.