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Advanced Dynamics MSE 884 (3)

Mechanical systems, generalized coordinates and configuration space, holonomic and nonholonomic constraints, virtual work, d'Alembert's principle and generalized forces, energy and momentum, Lagrange's equations, natural modes, principle coordinates and orthogonality, dissipation, impulsive motion, gyroscopic systems, velocity dependent potentials, Hamilton's principle and Hamilton's equations, phase space, introduction to special relativity. Prerequisite: MSE 280 (or ENSC 380) and MSE 380 (or ENSC 381) or equivalent courses.