ENGR 80 Dynamics (2015-2016)

ENGR 80 Dynamics

(Required for AE and ME. Selected Elective for CE, EnE and MSE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGR 80 Dynamics (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to the kinetics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. The Newton-Euler, Work/Energy, and Impulse/Momentum methods are explored for ascertaining the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. An engineering design problem using these fundamental principles is also undertaken. Prerequisite: MATH 2D and Physics 7C . School of Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Same as ENGRCEE 80 and ENGRMAE 80. (Design units: 0.5)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077402327.

Recommended Textbook:

Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Prentice Hall.

Faryar Jabbari
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Introductory concept from freshman physics: force, motion, mechanics, as well as elementary concepts from calculus: differentiation, the chair rule, etc. Introductory level statics: force balance, center of gravity, and the concept of equilibrium.

Lecture Topics:
  • Kinetics and kinematics of particles (Newton’s law, work-energy method, impulse momentum, etc):
  • Systems of particles
  • Kinetics and Kinematics of rigid bodies (Transverse and rotational motions, energy techniques, impulse momentum)
Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:

Minimal. The small orbital mechanics project requires a modest amount of calculations, any CAD program (even Excel) would suffice. Furthermore class management relies heavily on email, class web page and similar activities.

Laboratory Projects:

There are two paper/simulation design projects.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Mechanical Engineering Topics courses and Major design experience. Contributes toward the Aerospace Engineering Topics courses and Major design experience.

Design Content Description

Design is based on two lectures and an individual based paper design project. This individual project has strict time and page limits.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 6%
  • Projects: 7%
  • Midterm Exam: 47%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • 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: 3.5 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.5 credit units

February 23, 2017
Senate Approved:
May 13, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr