Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics

Author: Roberto A. Tenenbaum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387218173
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A translation of the highly acclaimed text by Roberto Tenenbaum (originally published in Portuguese). Tenenbaum's book covers the full range of topics included in a complete basic course designed for undergraduate students in engineering. Requiring no more than a basic course in calculus, the text employs an intuitive approach, from the point of view of Newtonian mechanics, that avoids the complications of Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism. The balance between analysis and practical examples also avoids the tendency of other engineering- oriented texts to assume an antipathy towards abstract thinking among engineers. The analytical approach, presented in a simple but rigorous way, gives the required tools for modeling novel practical situations.

Advanced Dynamics

Author: Donald T. Greenwood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521029933
Format: PDF
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Advanced Dynamics is a broad and detailed description of the analytical tools of dynamics as used in mechanical and aerospace engineering. The strengths and weaknesses of various approaches are discussed, and particular emphasis is placed on learning through problem solving. The book begins with a thorough review of vectorial dynamics and goes on to cover Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations as well as less familiar topics such as impulse response, and differential forms and integrability. Techniques are described that provide a considerable improvement in computational efficiency over the standard classical methods, especially when applied to complex dynamical systems. The treatment of numerical analysis includes discussions of numerical stability and constraint stabilization. Many worked examples and homework problems are provided. The book is intended for use on graduate courses on dynamics, and will also appeal to researchers in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Applied Dynamics

Author: Haim Baruh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482250799
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gain a Greater Understanding of How Key Components Work Using realistic examples from everyday life, including sports (motion of balls in air or during impact) and vehicle motions, Applied Dynamics emphasizes the applications of dynamics in engineering without sacrificing the fundamentals or rigor. The text provides a detailed analysis of the principles of dynamics and vehicle motions analysis. An example included in the topic of collisions is the famous "Immaculate Reception," whose 40th anniversary was recently celebrated by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Covers Stability and Response Analysis in Depth The book addresses two- and three-dimensional Newtonian mechanics, it covers analytical mechanics, and describes Lagrange’s and Kane’s equations. It also examines stability and response analysis, and vibrations of dynamical systems. In addition, the text highlights a developing interest in the industry—the dynamics and stability of land vehicles. Contains Lots of Illustrative Examples In addition to the detailed coverage of dynamics applications, over 180 examples and nearly 600 problems richly illustrate the concepts developed in the text. Topics covered include: General kinematics and kinetics Expanded study of two- and three-dimensional motion, as well as of impact dynamics Analytical mechanics, including Lagrange’s and Kane’s equations The stability and response of dynamical systems, including vibration analysis Dynamics and stability of ground vehicles Designed for classroom instruction appealing to undergraduate and graduate students taking intermediate and advanced dynamics courses, as well as vibration study and analysis of land vehicles, Applied Dynamics can also be used as an up-to-date reference in engineering dynamics for researchers and professional engineers.

Applied Dynamics

Author: Francis C. Moon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527407514
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For almost a decade now, this textbook had been at the forefront in using modern analytical and computational codes and in addressing novel developments. Already used by numerous institutions for their courses, this second edition has been substantially revised, with new sections on biomechanics and micro- and nanotechnology. There is also more coverage of robotics, multibody simulations and celestial mechanics. Numerous examples have been added and problems, partly using MATLAB, have been included. * Free solutions manual available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/supplements/

Essentials of Hamiltonian Dynamics

Author: John H. Lowenstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139504738
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Classical dynamics is one of the cornerstones of advanced education in physics and applied mathematics, with applications across engineering, chemistry and biology. In this book, the author uses a concise and pedagogical style to cover all the topics necessary for a graduate-level course in dynamics based on Hamiltonian methods. Readers are introduced to the impressive advances in the field during the second half of the twentieth century, including KAM theory and deterministic chaos. Essential to these developments are some exciting ideas from modern mathematics, which are introduced carefully and selectively. Core concepts and techniques are discussed, together with numerous concrete examples to illustrate key principles. A special feature of the book is the use of computer software to investigate complex dynamical systems, both analytically and numerically. This text is ideal for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are already familiar with the Newtonian and Lagrangian treatments of classical mechanics. The book is well suited to a one-semester course, but is easily adapted to a more concentrated format of one-quarter or a trimester. A solutions manual and introduction to Mathematica® are available online at www.cambridge.org/Lowenstein.

Continuum Mechanics

Author: I-Shih Liu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662050560
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This concise textbook develops step by step the fundamental principles of continuum mechanics. Emphasis is on mathematical clarity, and an extended appendix provides the required background knowledge in linear algebra and tensor calculus. After introducing the basic notions about general kinematics, balance equations, material objectivity and constitutive functions, the book turns to the presentation of rational thermodynamics by stressing the role of Lagrange multipliers in deriving constitutive funcitions from the underlying entropy principle. A brief lecture on extended thermodynamics closes the book. Many examples and exercises round off the material presendted in the chapters. The book addresses primarily advanced undergraduate students in theoretical physics, applied mathematics and materials sciences.

Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Author: James C. McWilliams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052185637X
Format: PDF
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Intermediate/advanced textbook which provides concise and accessible introduction to GFD for broad range of students.

Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos

Author: Stephen Wiggins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475740670
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This volume is an introduction to applied nonlinear dynamics and chaos. The emphasis is on teaching the techniques and ideas that will enable students to take specific dynamical systems and obtain some quantitative information about their behavior. The new edition has been updated and extended throughout, and contains an extensive bibliography and a detailed glossary of terms.

Mechanics

Author: J. P. Den Hartog
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486158691
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This classic introductory text features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems.

Modern Fluid Dynamics for Physics and Astrophysics

Author: Oded Regev
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493931644
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This book grew out of the need to provide students with a solid introduction to modern fluid dynamics. It offers a broad grounding in the underlying principles and techniques used, with some emphasis on applications in astrophysics and planetary science. The book comprehensively covers recent developments, methods and techniques, including, for example, new ideas on transitions to turbulence (via transiently growing stable linear modes), new approaches to turbulence (which remains the enigma of fluid dynamics), and the use of asymptotic approximation methods, which can give analytical or semi-analytical results and complement fully numerical treatments. The authors also briefly discuss some important considerations to be taken into account when developing a numerical code for computer simulation of fluid flows. Although the text is populated throughout with examples and problems from the field of astrophysics and planetary science, the text is eminently suitable as a general introduction to fluid dynamics. It is assumed that the readers are mathematically equipped with a reasonable knowledge in analysis, including basics of ordinary and partial differential equations and a good command of vector calculus and linear algebra. Each chapter concludes with bibliographical notes in which the authors briefly discuss the chapter's essential literature and give recommendations for further, deeper reading. Included in each chapter are a number of problems, some of them relevant to astrophysics and planetary science. The book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, but will also prove a valuable source of reference for established researchers.