Jan 28, 2023
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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

Coordinator
Dr. Robert Rizza