University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vm 240: Introduction to Dynamics and Vibrations

Course description: Introduction to Dynamics and Vibrations Vector description of force, position, velocity and acceleration in fixed and moving reference frames. Kinetics of particles, of assemblies of particles and of rigid bodies. Energy and momentum concepts. Euler’s equations. Moment of inertia properties. Introduction to Lagrange’s equations. The simple oscillator and its applications.
Credit hours: 4 credits
Pre-requisites: Vp 140 or Vp 160, preceded or accompanied by Vv256 or Vv286.
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