This book has sufficient material for two semester-length courses in intermediate engineering dynamics. For the first course, a Newton-Euler approach is used, followed by a Lagrangrian approach in the second. Using some ideas from differential geometry, the equivalence of these two approaches is illuminated throughout the text. In addition, this book contains comprehensive treatments of the kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. The subject matter is illuminated by numerous, highly structured examples and exercises featuring a wide range of applications and numerical simulations.
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Author Biography - Oliver M. O'Reilly
Oliver M. O'Reilly is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests lie in continuum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, specifically in the dynamics of rigid bodies and particles, Cosserat and directed continua, dynamics of rods, history of mechanics, and vehicle dynamics. O'Reilly is the author of numerous archival publications and of Engineering Dynamics: A Primer.