This course is an introduction to the study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. We will study the dynamics of particle motion and bodies in rigid planar (2D) motion. This will consist of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.

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## Engineering Systems in Motion: Dynamics of Particles and Bodies in 2D Motion

Georgia Institute of Technology## About this Course

### Learner Career Outcomes

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### Learner Career Outcomes

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### Offered by

#### Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

## Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

**5 hours to complete**

## Course Introduction; Particle Kinematics; Particle Kinetics – Newton’s Laws and Euler’s Laws; Motion of Particles and Mass Centers of Bodies

In this section students will learn about particle kinematics, Newton's Laws and Euler's Laws, motion of particles and mass centers of bodies.

**5 hours to complete**

**8 videos**

**17 readings**

**1 practice exercise**

**2 hours to complete**

## Work-Energy Principle for Particles/Systems of Particles

In this section students will learn the work-energy principle for particles/systems of particles, impulse and momentum, impact, conservation of momentum and Euler's 2nd Law - Moment of momentum.

**2 hours to complete**

**5 videos**

**8 readings**

**1 practice exercise**

**3 hours to complete**

## Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics I

In this section students will learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations.

**3 hours to complete**

**6 videos**

**11 readings**

**1 practice exercise**

**4 hours to complete**

## Planar (2D) Rigid Body Kinematics II

In this section students will continue to learn about planar (2D) rigid body kinematics, relative velocity equation, rotation about a fixed axis, instantaneous center of zero velocity, and relative acceleration equations.

**4 hours to complete**

**8 videos**

**12 readings**

**1 practice exercise**

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