This book shows to form equations of motion for control system design, numerical simulation,
vibration/structural analysis, optimization, and mechanism design.
This training provides concise theory, examples, definitions, and formulas
as well as advanced methods and tools for the efficient
formulation and solution of equations of motion.
This two volume textbook has 200+ pages of
extensive interactive guided work.
Ability to efficiently form and solve nonlinear differential and algebraic equations for
multibody systems with professional symbolic and numeric computational tools.
Ability to use dynamics with controls tools
Interactive and guided.
Example problems/homework are interactive and guided so readers continually make progress and steadily succeed.
The meaningful problems synthesized via small intelligible steps reduces frustration,
promotes confidence that dynamics is methodological (not a "bunch of tricks"),
and provides a positive learning experience.
Instruction is effective (useful skills and empowered engineers)
and efficient (high-quality focused interaction).
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.