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Advanced Engineering Systems in Motion: Dynamics of Three Dimensional (3D) Motion

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Mechanical Engineering
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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This course is an advanced study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. We will study the dynamics of rigid bodies in 3D motion. This will consist of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.
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Recommended Background:

To be successful in the course you will need to have mastered basic engineering mechanics concepts and to have successfully completed my course entitled Engineering Systems in Motion: Dynamics of Particles and Bodies in 2D Motion.” We will apply many of the engineering fundamentals learned in those classes and you will need those skills before attempting this course.

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Suggested Readings:

While no specific textbook is required, this course is designed to be compatible with any standard engineering dynamics textbook. You will find a book like this useful as a reference and for completing additional practice problems to enhance your learning of the material.

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The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license.

Syllabus

Course Introduction; Angular Velocity; Angular Acceleration
In this section students will learn to derive the "derivative formula." We will define angular velocity for 3D motion and learn to determine and solve for the Angular Acceleration for a body.

Velocities in Moving Reference Frames; Accelerations in Moving Reference Frames; The Earth as a Moving Frame
In this section students will learn about velocities in moving reference frames, accelerations in moving reference frames, and the Earth as a moving frame.

Eulerian Angles; Eulerian Angles Rotation Matrices; Angular Momentum in 3D; Inertial Properties of 3D Bodies
In this section students will learn about Eulerian Angles rotation matrices, angular momentum in 3D, and intertial properties of 3D bodies.

Translational and Rotational Transformations of Inertial Properties; Principal Axes and Principal Moments of Inertia
In this section students will learn about translational and rotational transformations of inertial properties, and principal axes and principal moments of inertia.

Motion Equations Governing 3D Rotational Motion of a Rigid Body (Euler Equations)
In this section students will learn to develop Euler Equations for 3d motion and solve for the motion of a rigid body undergoing 3D rotational motion.

3D Impulse-Momentum Principles; 3D Work-Energy Principles
In this section students will learn to develop and apply the principle of impulse-momentum and about 3D work-energy principles.

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Wayne Whiteman

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Alexander T
5.0 3 years ago
by Alexander completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Thank you for the great series of courses, Dr. Whiteman. The explanations are clear, the topics are well structured, and the videos are dense and contain only relevant information.

I recommend all four courses to everyone who is interested in mechanics, wants to understand how things work and make them work better. And remember, engineers make the World))
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
He explains everything extremely well, and the class videos are always available so you can actually review the material at any time. He cares about his students and grades fairly. If you stay up to date on video lectures, the class should be manageable.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This was my first proper course on kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies outside self study. It helped me consolidate my understanding of the subject and (I feel) perform better at college when I actually took the classroom course.
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Anonymous
4.0 11 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really good lectures. Loved taking it. It was a good complement to my graduation, since I did not got it so well the first time. My only complaint is that the question on the forum are never (or it take to much time) answered.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best Mechanical Engineering courses I have ever taken. Dr. Whiteman does an excellent job explaining the material starting from first principals all the way to application so that it is easy to follow along and understand.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This specialization has allowed me to look at the world through the eyes of an engineer, and I believe that taking these classes will be a huge advantage in my first year at Colorado School of Mines. Well done Dr. Whiteman!
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Vinay P
5.0 11 months ago
Vinay completed this course.
The course is clear and information rich. I developed a good understanding of concepts through this course. Also other courses in this series are pretty useful for people who are looking to get strong foundation
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Thomas H
5.0 2 years ago
by Thomas completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is very nice course on 3D dynamics. All concepts explained very well, the difficulty of mathematics is appropriate. Highly recommended to student or engineer that needs to review dynamics for their job.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very clear explanations. The topics are covered in a coherent and pedagogical way. Very useful to expand understanding of mechanics. Thanks Dr. Whiteman.
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Collins C
5.0 2 months ago
Collins is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is so good due to the fact you will grow up in mechanical engineering. In addition , you will

be studying at an advanced level .
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Anonymous
4.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great way of explaining. It is a basic course for understanding dynamics. A good way to get in to the topic. Easy to follow and understand
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good course from one of the best instructors

many thanks to everyone who made this available, coursera, georgia tech and mr. Whiteman



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Joe P
5.0 11 months ago
Joe completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Thank you for the great lectures and information. These classes have been a great source for my continued education and also re-education.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Good course, covers all the important fundamentals which

gives you a solid foundation for further study. I highly recommend this course.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very nice course! a good source to learn dynamics fundamentals.

Help me a lot to understand the 3D motion.

Thank you very much!
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Sarvesh T
5.0 2 years ago
by Sarvesh completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great way of explaining. I wish i had such a teacher in my college.

A Must course for understanding Dynamics Of Machines.
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Brandon W
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