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2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ME 2002 - Mechanics II

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This is the second course in the mechanics sequence. Topics included in this course are: friction, flat belts, location of centroids, and evaluation of area and mass moments of inertia as well as kinematics and kinetics, impulse and momentum of particles (rectilinear and curvilinear motion). (prereq: MA 137 , ME 1601 , ME 2001 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine the position, velocity, and acceleration of particles subjected to rectilinear translation 
  • Determine the trajectory of projectiles given initial conditions
  • Determine the position, velocity, and acceleration of particles
  • Determine the acceleration or force causing acceleration using Newton’s Second Law of Motion 
  • Determine the motion of kinetic systems using the principle of work and energy 
  • Determine the motion of particles using the principle of impulse and momentum 

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Free body diagram
  • Vector mechanics
  • Derivatives of a function
  • Integral of a function

Course Topics
  • Laws of friction: basic concepts 
  • Multi-contact surfaces (wedges) 
  • Multi-contact surfaces (screws)
  • Flat belts
  • Cantroids 
  • Area moments of inertia 
  • Parallel axis theorem 
  • Mass moments of inertia 
  • Moments of inertia of composite bodies 
  • Position, velocity, acceleration 
  • Uniform rectilinear motion and acceleration 
  • Projectile motion 
  • Normal and tangential components 
  • Polar coordinates 
  • Relative motion of several particles 
  • Kinetics of particles, rectilinear motion 
  • Kinetics of particles, curvilinear motion 
  • Principle of work and energy for a particle 
  • Principle of impulse & momentum
  • Direct central impact
  • Oblique central impact

Dr. Robert Rizza

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