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* Signifies an optional/advanced topic. 1. Kinematics of Particles 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Rectilinear Kinematics: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration 1.3 Analysis of Rectilinear Motion from Known Velocity or Acceleration 1.4 Rectilinear Motion: Procedure for Analysis 1.5 Curvilinear Kinematics: Position, Velocity and Acceleration 1.6 Curvilinear Motion: Rectangular Coordinates 1.7 Curvilinear Motion: Tangential and Normal Coordinates 1.8 Curvilinear Motion: Polar and Cylindrical Coordinates 1.9 Relative Motion 1.10 Dependent Motion 1.11 Summary 2. Kinetics of Particles: Newton's Second Law of Motion 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Newton's Second law of Motion 2.3 Equation of Motion: Procedure for Analysis 2.4 Rectangular Coordinates 2.5 Tangential and Normal Coordinates 2.6 Cylindrical Coordinates 2.7 Summary3. Kinetics of Particles: Work and Energy 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Work 3.3 Kinetic Energy of a Particle3.4 Equation of Work and Kinetic Energy 3.5 Applications of the Work-Kinetic Energy Relationship 3.6 Conservative Force Fields: Potential Energy 3.7 Equation of Work and Potential Energy: Conservation of Mechanical Energy 3.8 Power and Efficiency 3.9 Summary 4. Kinetics of Particles: Impulse and Momentum 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Linear Momentum and Impulse 4.3 Conservation of Linear Momentum 4.4 Impulsive Motion 4.5 Impact 4.6 Angular Momentum and Impulse 4.7 Conservation of Angular Momentum 4.8 Central Force Field* 4.9 Summary 5. Kinetics of Systems of Particles 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Equation of Motion for a System of Particles 5.3 Equation of Work and Kinetic Energy for a System of Particles 5.4 Equation of Linear Impulse and Momentum for a System of Particles 5.5 Equation of Angular Impulse and Momentum for a System of Particles 5.6 Systems with Steady Mass Flow* 5.7 Systems with Variable Mass Flow*5.8 Summary 6. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Translation of a Rigid Body 6.3 Rotation of a Rigid Body about a Fixed Axis 6.4 General Planar Motion Relative to a Translating Frame of Reference 6.5 Absolute and Relative Velocities 6.6 Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity 6.7 Absolute and Relative Accelerations 6.8 General Planar Motion Relative to a Rotating Frame of Reference 6.9 Rotation of a Rigid Body about a Fixed Point* 6.10 General Spatial Motion Relative to a Translating Frame of Reference* 6.11 General Spatial Motion Relative to a Rotating Frame of Reference* 6.12 Summary 7. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in Planar Motion: Force, Mass, and Acceleration 7.1 Introduction7.2 General Equations of Planar Motion 7.3 Special Cases: Frictional Rolling and Planar Motion of Connected Bodies 7.4 Pure Translational Motion 7.5 Pure Rotational Motion7.6 Summary 8. Kinetics of Rigid Bodies in Planar Motion: Work- Energy and Impulse- Momentum Methods 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Work-Kinetic Energy Relationship for a Rigid Body in a Planar Motion 8.3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy8.4 Power 8.5 Impulse-Momentum Relationships for a Rigid Body in Planar Motion 8.6 Conservation of Momentum 8.7 Eccentric Impact 8.8 Summary 9. Spatial Dynamics 9.1 Introduction* 9.2 Linear and Angular Moments of a Three-Dimensional Rigid Body *9.3 Kinetic Energy of a Three-Dimensional Rigid Body* 9.4 Fundamental Equations of Motion of a Three-Dimensional Rigid Body*9.5 Gyroscopic Motion* 9.6 Summary*10. Introduction to Vibration 10.1 Introduction* 10.2 Undamped Free Vibration* 10.3 Rotational Vibration* 10.4 Energy Method* 10.5 Undamped Forced Vibration* 10.6 Damped Free Vibration*10.7 Damped Forced Vibration* 10.8 Electrical Analogue* 10.9 Summary* Appendices Answers to Selected ProblemsIndex

About the Author

Dr Braja M. Das, Professor and Dean Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, is presently a Geotechnical Consulting Engineer in the State of Nevada. He earned his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a registered professional engineer. He is the author of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books including Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, and Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Das has served on the editorial boards of several international journals and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. He has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering.

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