BME 110B Biomechanics II (2014-2015)

BME 110B Biomechanics II

(Required for BME and BMEP. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

BME 110B Biomechanics II (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to dynamics. Kinematics of Particles, Newton’s Second Law, System's of Particles, Kinematics of Rigid Bodies, Motion in three dimensions. Prerequisite: BME110A. BME 110A-BME 110B-BME 110C must be taken in the same academic year. Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, and Materials Science Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077275556.

Recommended Textbook:

Class notes

James P. Brody
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Determine the velocity and acceleration by integration of the equation of motion (EAC a)

2. Apply Newton’s second law to determine the equation of motion (EAC a)

3. Calculate the work of a force exerted by a spring (EAC a)

4. Calculate the kinetic energy of a particle (EAC a)

5. Calculate the angular momentum of a system of particles (EAC a)

6. Calculate the tangential and normal components of acceleration of rotating slab (EAC a)

7. Derive the equation of motion for bodies in constrained plane motions (EAC a)

8. Apply the principle of conservation of energy to solve the equations of motion after a collision (EAC a)

9. Use a rotating frame to write the equations of motion of a rigid body in space (EAC a)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Classical Physics and Lab.
  • Electricity and magnetism.
  • Classical Physics: Fluids, oscillations, waves, optics.
  • Calculus.
  • Differential Equations.
Lecture Topics:
  • Kinematics of Particles
  • Kinematics of Particles: Newton’s Second Law
  • Kinematics of Particles: Energy and Momentum Methods
  • Systems of Particles
  • Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
  • Plane motion of rigid bodies: Forces and Accelerations
  • Plane Motion of Rigid Bodies: Energy and momentum methods
  • Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in three dimensions
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Design is taught through homework problems and exams.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Extra credit: 5% (maximum)
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 55%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

October 1, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 1, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr