James W. Kamman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Western Michigan University
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ME 2580 Dynamics: Example Figures

The figures associated with the example problems completed in class are contained in the PDF files below.

Below are links to the figures associated with the example problems completed in class.  Each is in PDF format that you can read and print using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  To download a free copy of Acrobat reader, click on the following link.

Particle Kinematics

  1. Rectangular Components

  2. Normal and Tangential Components

  3. Radial and Transverse (Cylindrical) Components

  4. Pulleys and Relative Motion

Particle Kinetics: Newton's Law

  1. Rectangular Components

  2. Normal, Tangential, and Binormal Components

  3. Radial and Transverse (Cylindrical) Components

Particle Kinetics: Work and Energy

  1. Work and Energy

  2. Conservation of Energy

Particle Kinetics: Linear Impulse and Momentum and Impact

  1. Linear Impulse and Momentum

  2. Conservation of Linear Momentum

  3. Conservation of Momentum and Impact

Rigid Body Kinematics

  1. Pure Rotational Motion

  2. Velocity Analysis of Points Fixed on Bodies

  3. Instantaneous Centers of Zero Velocity

  4. Acceleration Analysis of Points Fixed on Bodies

  5. Velocity and Acceleration Analysis of Points Moving on Bodies

Rigid Body Center of Mass and Inertia

  1. Composite Shapes

Rigid Body Kinetics: Newton's Law

  1. Translational Motion

  2. Fixed-Axis Rotation and General Plan Motion

Rigid Body Kinetics: Work & Energy

  1. Work & Energy - General Plane Motion

Rigid Body Kinetics: Impulse and Momentum and Impact

  1. Impulse & Momentum - General Plane Motion

  2. Conservation of Momentum and Impact