An Introduction to Planar Dynamics 4th Edition
Chen Guang | Yap Fook Fah
ISBN-13: 9789814601610 | ISBN-10: 9814601616
© 2014 | Published |  332  Pages

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This book is intended for students of common engineering taking a fundamental course in mechanics. The material in this book is tailored in a concise manner for teaching the major contents of Dynamics in one semester. Students will be guided in studying the concepts and fundamental principles of Dynamics through the study of planar motion of particles and rigid bodies. Throughout the book, vector is used as a basic mathematical tool. The authors believe that basic training in vector analysis will be of great help to students to understand in depth the concepts and principles in Planar Dynamics. Students will be equipped with the basic knowledge for further study in the broad field of engineering.



  • Preface
    List of Symbols
    CHAPTER 1 KINEMATICS OF PARTICLES
    CHAPTER 2 KINEMATICS OF RIGID BODIES
    CHAPTER 3 KINETICS OF PARTICLES
    CHAPTER 4 KINETICS OF RIGID BODIES
    Appendix A Vector Preliminaries
    Appendix B Physical Explanation of Coriolis Acceleration – The Coupling of Relative and Entrained Motion
    Appendix C Definition of Various Moments in Planar Dynamics
    Appendix D Proof of Equations 4.28, 4.29 and 4.49
    Appendix E Principle of Angular Momentum for a Rigid Body about a Moving Point C
    Appendix F Work of a Couple
    Appendix G Motion of a Particle in a Non-Inertial Frame – Entrained Inertia Force and Coriolis Inertia Force
    Appendix H Equation Maps of Kinematics and Kinetics
    Appendix I Moment of Inertia of Some Uniform Slabs
    Index

    • A concise volume that provides a good introduction to planar dynamics for undergraduates in mechanical engineering.
    • Uses a vector approach for the formulation of dynamics concepts and solution of problems. This lays the foundation for the study of more advanced subjects such as 3D dynamics, robotics and dynamics of machinery.
    • Challenging kinematic concepts such as centripetal acceleration, Coriolis’ acceleration, relative motion and rigid body rotation are explained using an intuitive, graphical vector approach.
    • Logical connection of ideas. The hierarchy of the principles and equations in kinematics and kinetics are logically presented in the summary of each chapter. Concept maps showing the organized structure of the key principles and equations are also included.
    • At the end of every chapter, guidelines to solving problems are given, with worked examples to illustrate the logical steps involved.
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    • Chen Guang is Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical & Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1968, and received his MA from Tsinghua University in 1981. He received his PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 1986 for theoretical research on variational principles in Dynamics. He received the Teacher of the Year Award in 1996 for excellence in teaching in Nanyang Technological University.

      Yap Fook Fah obtained his BA (1st Class with Distinction) and PhD in 1989 and 1993, respectively, from Cambridge University, UK. Currently, he is an associate professor in the School of MPE, NTU, and the co-manager of the Centre for Mechanics of Micro-Systems. His main research interests are the analysis of vibration transmission in complex built-up structures and the dynamics of multi-body systems. He teaches vibration and dynamics in the university, conducts industrial courses, and is actively involved in consultancy and research projects in the industry.