An Introduction to Planar Dynamics

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Cengage Learning, Jan 31, 2003 - Education - 318 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 cover the concepts and fundamental principles of Dynamics through the study of planar motion of particles and rigid bodies. Throughout the book, vectors are used as a basic mathematical tool. The authors believe that basic training in vector analysis will be of great help in giving students an in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles in Planar Dynamics. After the study, students will be equipped with the basic knowledge necessary for further study in the broad field of engineering.

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Dr. 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 M.A. degree from Tsinghua University in 1981. He received his Ph.D. degree 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.

Dr Yap Fook Fah obtained his B.A. (1st Class with Distinction) and Ph.D. 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.

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