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MotionGenesis: F=ma Textbooks for dynamics, simulation, and control of mechanical, aerospace, and biomechanical systems
MotionGenesis Dynamics Textbook: Math Review (pdf) MotionGenesis Dynamics Textbook: Vector basics (pdf) Homeworks Vector review (pdf): Advanced dynamics and motion simulation.
MotionGenesis Dynamics Textbook: Table of Contents (pdf) Advanced Dynamics & Simulation: Syllabus (.pdf) Dynamics of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomechanical Systems: Textbook advantages/teaching philosophy (pdf)
DynamicsMechanicalAerospaceBiomechanicsClassicParticlePendulum.pdf DynamicsMechanicalAerospaceBiomechanicsInvertedPendulumOnCart.pdf Dynamics of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomechanical Systems: MIPSI Simulation Project (.pdf)
Dynamics of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomechanical Systems: MG road-maps for efficient statics and dynamics (.pdf)
MotionGenesis MIPSI For Classroom Display
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  MotionGenesis: F=ma Software for dynamics, simulation, and control of mechanical, aerospace, and biomechanical systems
 
MotionGenesis Other textbooks for dynamics, simulation, and control of mechanical, aerospace, and biomechanical systems
 
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Concept test   F = ma Concept test   F = ma Overcoming certainty
Angle/rotation matrix (basics) Angle/rotation matrix (basics)
Differentiation review Differentiation review
Angular velocity concepts Angular velocity concepts
Velocity concepts Velocity concepts
Constraints/DOF concepts Constraints/DOF concepts
Particle concepts/vocabulary Particle concepts/vocabulary
Etymology of force  (just for fun) Etymology of force  (just for fun)
Torque is a special moment Torque is a special moment
Dynamic Celt Lab Dynamic Celt Lab Simulation+   YouTube
Rigid-body pendulum Rigid-body pendulum
Simulation+   MotionGenesis RigidBodyPendulumSchematic.png
MG road-map: Baseball MG road-map: Baseball
Simulation+   MotionGenesis Projectile Motion
MG road-map: Babyboot MG road-map: Babyboot
Simulation+   MotionGenesis Babyboot schematic
MG road-map: Bridge crane MG road-map: Bridge crane  
MG road-map: Ice skater MG road-map: Ice skater
Simulation+   MotionGenesis Ice skater example
MG road-map: Gyro on turntable MG road-map: Gyro on turntable
Simulation+   MotionGenesis Human on turntable with gyro
MG road-map: High-wire bear MG road-map: High-wire bear
Simulation+   MotionGenesis Bear on unicycle rolling on a high wire
MG road-map: Four-bar linkage MG road-map: Four-bar linkage
Simulation+   MotionGenesis Four-bar linkage
MG road-maps: 12 examples.
Or with MotionGenesis commands.
MG road-maps: 12 examples.
Or with MotionGenesis commands.
See previous simulations.
Overcoming certainty - which way will it roll?
Dynamics puzzle: New York Times
Dynamics puzzle solution (.pdf)
Veritasium roll spool video: Watch & guess
 
MotionGenesis - Roll that spool: Overcoming certainty
Left   Depends   Right
Vendors for inexpensive physical demos
Arbor Scientific       Pasco Scientific
  MotionGenesis Rattleback Dynamic Celt Wobblestone Picture
MotionGenesis instruction videos  (playlist by Adam Leeper)    MotionGenesis Dynamics Videos
1    MotionGenesis: Installation and license  (Adam Leeper)
2    MotionGenesis: Overview and documentation  (Adam Leeper)
e    MotionGenesis: Help & running scripts  (Eric Wang)
e    MotionGenesis: Declarations/common commands  (Eric Wang)
3    **Optional** MotionGenesis workspace  (Adam Leeper)
4    Calculus: The "good" product rule  (Adam Leeper)
5 Vector dot product: Definition  (Adam Leeper)
6 Vector dot product: Properties  (Adam Leeper)
7 Vector dot product: Example  (Adam Leeper)
a **Review** Vector dot product  (Adam Leeper)
8 Vector cross product: Definition  (Adam Leeper)
9 Vector cross product: Properties  (Adam Leeper)
10 Vector cross product: Orthogonal unit vectors  (Adam Leeper)
11 Vector geometry 1: Vector loop equation homework  (Leeper)
12 Vector geometry 2: Solve nonlinear equations  (Leeper)
13 Rotation matrices & spherical coordinates  (Hw problem -- Leeper)
e    MotionGenesis: Vectors (express and differentiate)  (Eric Wang)
e MotionGenesis: Rotation matrices  (Eric Wang)
e MotionGenesis: Rotate, differentiate, express vectors  (Eric Wang)
e MotionGenesis: Kinematical differential equations  (Eric Wang)
 


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