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16.07 Dynamics

As taught in: Fall 2004

An orthographic projection of swiveling pulley.

An assembly experiencing multi-axial rotation. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)




Prof. Jaume Peraire

Course Features

Course Description

Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.