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Advanced Engineering Dynamics - H. Harrison

Advanced Engineering Dynamics

Paperback Published: 15th August 1997
ISBN: 9780340645710
Number Of Pages: 320

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'Advanced Engineering Dynamics' bridges the gap between elementary dynamics and advanced specialist applications in engineering.
It begins with a reappraisal of Newtonian principles before expanding into analytical dynamics typified by the methods of Lagrange and by Hamilton's Principle and rigid body dynamics. Four distinct vehicle types (satellites, rockets, aircraft and cars) are examined highlighting different aspects of dynamics in each case. Emphasis is placed on impact and one dimensional wave propagation before extending the study into three dimensions. Robotics is then looked at in detail, forging a link between conventional dynamics and the highly specialised and distinctive approach used in robotics. The text finishes with an excursion into the Special Theory of Relativity mainly to define the boundaries of Newtonian Dynamics but also to re-appraise the fundamental definitions. Through its examination of specialist applications highlighting the many different aspects of dynamics this text provides an excellent insight into advanced systems without restricting itself to a particular discipline. The result is essential reading for all those requiring a general understanding of the more advanced aspects of engineering dynamics.

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... essential reading for all those requiring a general understanding of the more advanced aspects of engineering dynamics., Executive Engineer,

Preface
Newtonian Mechanicsp. 1
Lagrange's Equationsp. 21
Hamilton's Principlep. 46
Rigid Body Motion in Three Dimensionsp. 55
Dynamics of Vehiclesp. 85
Impact and One-Dimensional Wave Propagationp. 125
Waves in Three-Dimensional Elastic Solidp. 172
Robot Arm Dynamicsp. 194
Relativityp. 235
Problemsp. 261
Vectors, Tensors and Matricesp. 272
Analytical Dynamicsp. 281
Curvillinear Co-ordinate Systemsp. 288
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780340645710
ISBN-10: 0340645717
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th August 1997
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.46 x 17.15  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.57

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