This book fits two full-length courses in advanced engineering dynamics. It contains two overlapping tracks. During the first course a Newton-Euler approach is used, followed by a Lagrangian approach. The text includes structured chapter exercises as a study aid. Solutions can be performed in simulation using MATLAB® or Mathematica®.
About the Author
Oliver M. O'Reilly is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests lie in continuum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, specifically in the dynamics of rigid bodies and particles, Cosserat and directed continua, dynamics of rods, history of mechanics, and vehicle dynamics. O'Reilly is the author of numerous archival publications and of Engineering Dynamics: A Primer.