2.032 Dynamics

As taught in: Fall 2004

A diagram of the cart and disk.

A cart and a rolling disk are connected by a rigid massless link of length L. The disk rolls without slipping. What's the force in the link? See Problem Set 9. (Figure by Prof. George Haller.)




Prof. George Haller

Course Features

Course Description

This course reviews momentum and energy principles, and then covers the following topics: Hamilton's principle and Lagrange's equations; three-dimensional kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies; steady motions and small deviations therefrom, gyroscopic effects, and causes of instability; free and forced vibrations of lumped-parameter and continuous systems; nonlinear oscillations and the phase plane; nonholonomic systems; and an introduction to wave propagation in continuous systems.

This course was originally developed by Professor T. Akylas.