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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 6400 - Analytical Dynamics

A fundamental course in dynamics of rigid and flexible bodies. Review of kinematics and Newtonian dynamics; virtual variations and fundamentals of calculus of variations; generalized coordinates, velocities and momenta; constraints; generalized Hamilton’s principle and Lagrangean dynamics; rotational dynamics, orientation angles and Euler parameters; brief introduction to the analysis of nonlinear systems and stability of motion. Applications to the motion of rigid and flexible bodies. The role of symbolic manipulation in dynamics is introduced.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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