Daily Schedule - Spring 2023

ME 274: Spring 2023

This page is set up to provide you with links to course material that is directly related to each class period. Please use this as a guideline for your daily work in the course. For your convenience, links to the homework (assignments, discussion threads and solution videos) are provided on this page also.

Week 1: 1/9-1/13 Week 2: 1/16-1/20 Week 3: 1/23-1/27
Week 4: 1/30-2/3 Week 5: 2/6-2/10 Week 6: 2/13-2/17
Week 7: 2/20-2/24 Week 8: 2/27-3/3 Week 9: 3/6-3/10
Week 10: 3/20-3/24 Week 11: 3/27-3/31 Week 12: 4/3-4/7
Week 13: 4/10-4/14 Week 14: 4/17-4/21 Week 15: 4/24-4/28

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WEEK 1


Monday, January 9
Particle kinematics: Cartesian description

Lecture book reading: Section 1.A
Lecture book example video: Example 1.A.1
Lecture book example video: Example 1.A.2
Lecture book c
onceptual questions: C1.2
Concluding remarks: Cartesian description

Homework H1.A
Homework H1.B

Wednesday, January 11
Particle kinematics: path description

Lecture book reading: Section 1.A
Lecture book example video: Example 1.A.3
Animation: path description of motion
Animation: motion on a curvy path
Lecture book conceptual questions: C1.1, C1.3, C1.4, C1.5 

Concluding remarks: path description

Homework H1.C
Homework H1.D

Friday, January 13
Particle kinematics: polar description

Lecture book reading: Section 1.A
Lecture book example video: Example 1.A.4
Animation: polar description of motion
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C1.6, C1.8

Concluding remarks: polar description

Homework H1.E
Homework H1.F

 


WEEK 2


Monday, January 16
No class: University holiday

Wednesday, January 18
Particle kinematics: joint descriptions

Lecture book reading: Section 1.C
Lecture book example video: Example 1.C.1
Lecture book example video: Example 1.C.2
Lecture book example video: Example 1.C.3

Lecture book example video: Example 1.C.4
Animation: joint description
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C1.7, C1.9

Concluding remarks: joint description

Homework H1.G
Homework H1.H

Friday, January 20
Particle kinematics: constrained and relative motion

Lecture book reading: Section 1.D
Lecture book video: Example 1.D.1
Lecture book video:
Example 1.D.2

Lecture book video: Example 1.D.3
Lecture book video: Example 1.D.4
Lecture book video: Example 1.D.5
Lecture book video: Example 1.D.6

Animation: constrained motion
Animation: relative motion
Visualizing Mechanics: cable-pulley system kinematics
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C1.10, C1.11, C1.12

Concluding remarks:relative and constrained motion

Homework H1.I
Homework H1.J


WEEK 3


Monday, January 23
Planar kinematics: rigid bodies

Lecture book reading: Section 2.A
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.1
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.2
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.3
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C2.1
Concluding remarks: rigid body kinematics-1

Homework H2.A
Homework H2.B

Wednesday, January 25
Planar kinematics: rigid bodies

Lecture book reading: Section 2.A
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.4
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.5

Lecture book video: Example 2.A.6
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.7
Animation: rolling without slipping
Visualizing Mechanics: rolling without slipping
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C2.2, C2.3, C2.11, C2.12, C2.14
Concluding remarks: rigid body kinematics-2

Homework H2.C
Homework H2.D

Friday, January 27
Planar kinematics: rigid bodies

Lecture book reading: Section 2.A
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.6
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.8
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.9
Lecture book video: Example 2.A.10

Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C2.15
Concluding remarks: rigid body kinematics-2

Homework H2.E
Homework H2.F

 


WEEK 4


Monday, January 30
Planar kinematics: rigid bodies (instant centers)

Lecture book reading: Section 2.B
Lecture book video: Example 2.B.1
Lecture book video: Example 2.B.2
Lecture book video: Example 2.B.3
Lecture book video: Example 2.B.4
Lecture book video: Example 2.B.5
Lecture book video: Example 2.B.6
Additional IC examples w/ solutions
Animation: ICs of four-bar mechanism
Animation: ICs of slider-crank mechanism
Animation: rolling w/o slipping vs. rolling w/ slipping
Visualizing Mechanics: instant centers
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C2.4, C2.5, C2.6, C2.7, C2.8, C2.9, C2.10, C2.13
Concluding remarksrigid body kinematics-ICs

Homework H2.G
Homework H2.H

Wednesday, February 1
Planar kinematics: rigid bodies (summary)

Lecture book reading: Section 2.C
Lecture book video: Example 2.C.1
Lecture book video: Example 2.C.2
More additional IC examples w/ solutions
Animation: zero velocity vs. zero acceleration
Animation: general 2D rigid body motion
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C2.15
Concluding remarks: rigid body kinematics-4

Homework H2.I
Homework H2.J

Friday, February 3
Moving reference frame kinematics: 2D

Lecture book reading: Section 3.A
Lecture book video: Example 3.A.1
Lecture book video: Example 3.A.2
Lecture book video: Example 3.A.3
Lecture book video: Example 3.A.4
Animation: views from different reference frames
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C3.1
Concluding remarks: 2D moving reference frames

Homework H3.A
Homework H3.B


WEEK 5


Monday, February 6
Moving reference frame kinematics: 2D

Lecture book reading: Section 3.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 3.A.5
Lecture book video: Example 3.A.6
Lecture book video: Example 3.A.7
Animation: the merry-go-round reference frame
Visualizing Mechanics: the merry-go-round reference frame
Animation: MRFs - aircraft problem
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C3.2
Concluding remarks: 
2D moving reference frames

Homework H3.C
Homework H3.D

Wednesday, February 8
No class: day off for evening exam

Friday, February 10
Moving reference frame kinematics: 3D

Lecture book reading: Section 3.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.1
Lecture book video:
Example 3.B.2
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.3
Lecture book video:
Example 3.B.4
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.5

Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C3.3, C3.4

Concluding remarks: 3D moving reference frames

Homework H3.E
Homework H3.F


WEEK 6


Monday, February 13
Moving reference frame kinematics: 3D

Lecture book reading: Section 3.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.6
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.7
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.8

Animation: angular acceleration of a gyroscope disk

Lecture book conceptual questions:
C3.3, 3.5, C3.6

Concluding remarks: 3D moving reference frames

Homework H3.G
Homework H3.H

Wednesday, February 15
Moving reference frame kinematics: 3D

Lecture book reading: Section 3.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.9
Lecture book video: Example 3.B.10
Lecture book video:
Example 3.B.11
Lecture book conceptual questions: C3.3, 3.5, C3.6

Concluding remarks: 3D moving reference frames

Homework H3.I
Homework H3.J

Friday, February 17
Particle kinetics: Newton's laws

Lecture book reading: Section 4.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.1
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.2
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.3
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.4
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.5
Animation: influence of speed on reactions
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C4.2
Concluding remarks: Newton's laws

Homework H4.A
Homework H4.B


WEEK 7


Monday, February 20
Particle kinetics: Newton's laws

Lecture book reading: Section 4.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.6
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.7
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.8
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.9
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.10
Animation: reaction due to Coriolis component of acceleration
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C4.3, C4.4
Concluding remarks: Newton's laws

Homework H4.C
Homework H4.D

Wednesday, February 22
Particle kinetics: Newton's laws

Lecture book reading: Section 4.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.11
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.12
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.13
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.14
Lecture book video: Example 4.A.15
Visualizing Mechanics: the water bucket experiment
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C4.1
Concluding remarks: Newton's laws

Homework H4.E
Homework H4.F

Friday, February 24
Particle kinetics: work/energy

Lecture book reading: Section 4.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.1
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.2
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.3
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.4
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.5
Animation: energy conservation
Visualizing Mechanics: ballistic pendulum
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C4.5
Concluding remarks: work/energy

Homework H4.G
Homework H4.H


WEEK 8


Monday, February 27
Particle kinetics: work/energy

Lecture book reading: Section 4.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.6
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.7
Lecture book video: Example 4.B.8

Animation: you can't push on a string
Visualizing Mechanics: roller coaster hill
Lecture book conceptual questions:
 C4.6
Concluding remarks: work/energy

Homework H4.I
Homework H4.J

Wednesday, March 1
Particle kinetics: linear impulse momentum

Lecture book reading: Section 4.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.1
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.2
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.3
Lecture book video:Example 4.C.4
Animation: conservation of linear momentum
Lecture book conceptual questions: C4.7, C4.9, C4.26
Concluding remarks: linear impulse/momentum

Homework H4.K
Homework H4.L

Friday, March 3
Particle kinetics: linear impulse momentum

Lecture book reading: Section 4.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.5
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.6
Lecture book video:
Example 4.C.7
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.8
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.9
Visualizing Mechanics: conservation of linear momentum
Lecture book conceptual questions: C4.25
Concluding remarks: linear impulse/momentum

Homework H4.M
Homework H4.N


WEEK 9


Monday, March 6
Particle kinetics: central impact

Lecture book reading: Section 4.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.10
Lecture book video: Example 4.C.11
Lecture book video:
Example 4.C12
Lecture book video: Example 4.C13
Animation: Impact drop tests
Animation: Pool ball impacts
Animation: Impacts and energy
Visualizing Mechanics: impacts
Visualizing Mechanics: impact forces
Lecture book conceptual questions: C4.8, C4.10, C4.11, C4.12, C4.16, C4.17, C4.18, C4.21, C.4.22, C4.23
Concluding remarks:  central impact

Homework H4.O
Homework H4.P

Wednesday, March 8
No class: due to evening exam

Friday, March 10
Particle kinetics: angular impulse momentum

Lecture book reading: Section 4.D of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.D.1
Lecture book video: Example 4.D.2
Lecture book video: Example 4.D.3
Lecture book video: Example 4.D.4
Animation: Particle on an elastic band
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C4.13, C4.14
Concluding remarks: angular impulse/momentum

Homework H4.Q
Homework H4.R


March 13 - 17
No classes: University Spring Break


WEEK 10


Monday, March 20
Particle kinetics: angular impulse momentum

Lecture book reading: Section 4.D of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 4.D.5
Lecture book video: Example 4.D.6
Lecture book video: Example 4.D.7
Animation: orbital motion
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C4.15, C4.24
Concluding remarks: angular impulse/momentum

Homework H4.S
Homework H4.T

Wednesday, March 22
Rigid body kinetics: Newton/Euler

Lecture book reading: Section 5.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.1
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.2
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.3
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.4
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.5
Animation: friction dynamics
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C5.1, C5.2, C5.3, C5.4, C5.5
Concluding remarks: Newton/Euler equations

Homework H5.A
Homework H5.B

Friday, March 24
Rigid body kinetics: Newton/Euler

Lecture book reading: Section 5.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.11
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.12
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.13
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.14
Animation: out-of-balance forces
Visualizing Mechanics: radius of gyration
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C5.11, C5.12, C5.13
Concluding remarks: Newton/Euler equations

Homework H5.C
Homework H5.D


WEEK 11


Monday, March 27
Rigid body kinetics: Newton/Euler

Lecture book reading: Section 5.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.15
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.16
Lecture book video: Example 5.A.17

Animation: center of percussion
Visualizing Mechanics: impending motion of a spool
Visualizing Mechanics: effects of sliding friction on motion of rigid body
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C5.14, C5.15, C5.16
Concluding remarks: Newton/Euler equations

Homework H5.E
Homework H5.F

Wednesday, March 29
Rigid body kinetics: work/energy

Lecture book reading: Section 5.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.1
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.2
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.3
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.4
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.5
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C5.17, C.5.18, C5.19
Concluding remarks: work/energy

Homework H5.G
Homework H5.H

Friday, March 31
Rigid body kinetics: work/energy

Lecture book reading: Section 5.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.6
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.7
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.8
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.9
Lecture book video: Example 5.B.10
Animation: friction and work
Lecture book conceptual questions: 
C5.20, C5.21
Concluding remarks: work/energy

Homework H5.I
Homework H5.J


WEEK 12


Monday, April 3
Rigid body kinetics: impulse momentum

Lecture book reading: Section 5.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.1
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.2
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.3
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.5

Concluding remarks: impulse/momentum

Homework H5.K
Homework H5.L

Wednesday, April 5
Rigid body kinetics: impulse momentum

Lecture book reading: Section 5.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.6
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.7
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.8
Lecture book video: Example 5.C.9
AnimationEnergy and momentum conservation
Concluding remarks: Impulse/momentum

Homework H5.M
Homework H5.N

Friday, April 7
Rigid body kinetics: summary

Lecture book reading: Section 5.C of the lecture book
Review material: kinetics methods table
Review material: rapid fire questions
Review material: conceptual questions
Concluding remarks: kinetics review

Homework H5.O
Homework H5.P

 


WEEK 13


Monday, April 10
Vibrations: EOMs

Lecture book reading: Section 6.A of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 6.A.1
Lecture book video: Example 6.A.2
Lecture book video: Example 6.A.3
Animation: Review of problems exhibiting oscillatory motion
Animation: Drawing FBDs for vibrations
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C6.1
Concluding remarks: EOMs

Homework H6.A
Homework H6.B

Wednesday, April 12
No class: due to evening exam

Friday, April 14
Vibrations: free response 

Lecture book reading: Section 6.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.1
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.2

Lecture book video: Example 6.B.3
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.4
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.5

Animation: Static deformation and EOMs
Animation: More on static deformation and vibrations
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C6.2, C6.3, C6.4, C6.8, C6.14, C6.15
Concluding remarks: Free, undamped response

Homework H6.C
Homework H6.D


WEEK 14


Monday, April 17
Vibrations: free response 

Lecture book reading: Section 6.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.6
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.7
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.8
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.9
Lecture book conceptual questions: C6.5, C6.7, C6.8, C6.9
Concluding remarks: free, damped free response

Homework H6.E
Homework H6.F

Wednesday, April 19
Vibrations: free response 

Lecture book reading: Section 6.B of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.10
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.11
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.12
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.13
Lecture book video: Example 6.B.14
Lecture book conceptual questions: C6.10, C6.11, C6.16
Concluding remarks: free, damped free response

Homework H6.G
Homework H6.H

Friday, April 21
Vibrations: forced response

Lecture book reading: Section 6.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.1
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.4
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.5
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.6
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.7
Animation: Forced response due to harmonic excitation
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C6.12
Concluding remarks: Forced response 1

Homework H6.I
Homework H6.J

 


WEEK 15


Monday, April 24
Vibrations: forced response

Lecture book reading: Section 6.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.8
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.9
Animation: Base excitation: two-story building response
Visualizing Mechanics: base-excited motion
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C6.6, C6.13
Concluding remarks: Forced response 2

Homework H6.K
Homework H6.L

Wednesday, April 26
Vibrations: forced response

Lecture book reading: Section 6.C of the lecture book
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.10
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.11
Lecture book video: Example 6.C.12
Animation: Base excitation: three-story building response
Lecture book conceptual questions:
C6.6, C6.13
Concluding remarks: Forced response 2

Homework H6.M
Homework H6.N

Friday, April 28
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