Professor Susan Gaskin Reviews
Prof: Susan Gaskin / Winter 2022
May 3, 2022
A course on the dynamical mechanics of particles and rigid bodies. About the same vibe as CIVE 205. Requires some knowledge of vectors and calculus,
Kinematics of Particles: linear + curved + projectile + relative motion, coordinate systems (cartesian, tangential + normal, transverse + radial) Kinetics of Particles: Newton's laws, FBDs Energy & Momentum: Linear + angular momentum, work, potential + kinetic energy, conservation of energy, power, impacts, impulse Systems of Particles: center of mass, momentum, energy, variable mass systems Kinematics of Rigid Bodies: Types of motion (translation, rotation, general plane), relative motion analysis, instantaneous center of rotation, rotating reference frames Plane Motion of Rigid Bodies: Moment of inertia, radius of gyration, friction, rolling, FBD analysis Energy & Momentum of Rigid Bodies: rotation, power, impacts, energy - momentum analysis Energy & Momentum of Rigid Bodies in 3D...read more
Caring and tries her best to help students, but has messy writing and doesn't always explain things clearly.
Material in this class can take a while to fully understand, midterms and exams are difficult though are usually curved but only by a little bit, assignments are usually easier and are taken straight from the textbook (you can find the answers online pretty easily if you get stuck). Go to tutorial.