This course enables the student to describe particle and rigid body motion in three dimensions and how to use Lagrangian formalism to derive equations of motion for a rigid body. You will learn to:
Course includes lectures and independent exercises. Assessment and grading are based on the exercises and the exam. Please enroll to the course as soon as possible - the pre-assignments for the course will be made available one week before the course starts!
- Employ the most generally used coordinate systems in derivation of equations of motion for a particle.
- Express the quantities required to describe the three-dimensional motion of a rigid body in most commonly used coordinate systems.
- Deduce the equations of motion for a rigid body starting from the definitions of its mass properties and in most commonly used coordinate systems.
- Apply Lagrange's
formalism and the quantities related to it in derivation of equations of
conservative and non-conservative systems.