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 Course Title:   Dynamics

 Title Abbreviation:   DYNAMICS

 Department:    ENGR&

 Course #:    215

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    140101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Kinematics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies; moving reference frames; kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies; equilibrium, energy, linear momentum, angular momentum, Euler equations, and special problems (e.g., central force motion, vibration).


Prerequisite: ENGR& 214

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Solve problems in dynamic equilibrium or in a constant acceleration environment using vectors in both 2D and 3D.
  2. Exhibit competence in communication, teamwork and the engineering process.
  3. Be familiar with the design process, working both as an individual and as part of a group.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. kinematics and kinetics of particles.
  2. 2D kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies
  3. force and acceleration
  4. work and energy
  5. impulse and momentum
  6. 3D kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body