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Dynamics Lecture4

Dynamics Lecture4

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ME101: Engineering Mechanics
Dynamics: Lecture 4
14
th
March 2011
Kinematics of Particles: Energy and Momentum Methods
 
Introduction
Previously, problems dealing with the motion of particles weresolved through the fundamental equation of motion,Current chapter introduces two additional methods of analysis.
.
am
=
 Method of work and energy
: directly relates force, mass,velocity and displacement.
 Method of impulse and momentum
: directly relates force,mass, velocity, and time.
 
Work of a Force
Differential vectoris the
 particle displacement 
.
Work of the force
is
dsdU 
===
α 
cos
 z y x
Work is a scalar quantity, i.e., it has magnitude andsign but not direction.
force.length
×
Dimensions of work areUnits are
( ) ( )( )
J1.356lb1ftm1N1J1
==
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