Dynamics of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomechanical Systems
3D     Computational     Guided       (For undergraduates)   MotionGenesis: F=ma Textbooks for dynamics, simulation, and control of mechanical, aerospace, and biomechanical systems
 
The invention of vectors by Gibbs circa 1900 radically simplified geometry and 3D force and motion analysis. The invention of personal computers circa 1980 radically changed human ability to form, solve, and visualize   F = m a.

This textbook provides concise theory, examples, definitions, and 2D/3D formulas for rotation matrices, angular velocity, angular acceleration, position, velocity, acceleration, mass, inertia, force, torque, and road-maps (enhanced free-body-diagrams) for forming equations of motion. The textbook has 117 pages of extensive interactive guided work.

Outcome:
Ability to form equations with Newton, Euler, momentum, and energy methods -- and solve their associated linear/nonlinear algebraic/differential equations (e.g., with   MATLAB®   or   MotionGenesis™).

This dynamics material has trained engineering students at Stanford, Harvey Mudd, Lehigh, Tufts, U.Florida, Florida State FAMU/FSU, U.Illinois, U.Nevada/Reno, U.Missouri/Kansas City, U.Texas/Austin, San Jose State, Santa Clara, West Point USMA, York College, LeTourneau, Western New England University, Bucknell, Université de Sherbrooke ... -- as well as force and motion experts in government and industry.

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  ** Customizable notation and content **
Interactive and guided.
Homework is interactive and guided so students continually make progress and steadily succeed. The 150 pages of 260+ meaningful problems are synthesized via small intelligible steps to reduce frustration, promote confidence that dynamics is more than a "bunch of tricks", and provide a positive learning experience. Instruction is effective (empowering students with useful skills ) and efficient (high-quality, focused interaction).

School-to-work skills.
Engineers are motivated to learn when they solve interesting relevant problems and acquire professional skills. The interactive guided problems lead students step-by-step through a complicated procedure so they synthesize the problem-solving process and ultimately arrive at a physically significant and satisfying result. The problems in this textbook come from a wide range of engineering including aerospace, robotics, bioengineering, computer graphics, automotive, machine design, and controls.

Form   Solve   Visualize -- the world is 3D.
After a century of vectors, two decades of ubiquitous computing, and years of 2D high-school and college physics, engineers are ready to add 3D and time to a flat 2D snapshot-dynamics world.


Dynamics for Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomechanical Engineers
3D   Computational   Guided   ...  (For Undergraduates).    By Paul Mitiguy

Total: 341 pages.   Plastic wire binding, plastic front/back cover.
164 pages of theory and examples (4-color).
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150 pages of 260+ guided examples/homework problems (4-color instructor, grayscale students).
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