This was a very poor title for a course covering various aspects of the mechanics of objects and fluids.

The first half of the course dealt with dynamics of solid bodies (both rigid and non-rigid), covering the following topics :

- Dynamics and Mechanics of rotating bodies. Moments of Inertia
- Undamped and damped vibrating systems. Torsional pendulum. Solution methods.
- Forced vibration. 2 and 3 d.o.f. systems. Applications.
- Non-linear oscillators. Introduction to Machines and Mechanisms.
- Planar mechanisms. 4 bar linkages, crank/slider, cams.

Recommended textbooks :

*Guide 2 Mechanics*, P. Dyke and R. Whitworth

*Introduction
to Mechanisms,* Y.Zhang.

Teaching materials (principally Mathcad worksheets used in the lectures) :

Week 1-Dynamics, Moments of Inertia | Lecture 1 and lecture2. |

Week 2-Undamped and damped vibrating systems | Mathcad worksheets: damped
SHM.
Lecture 3 and lecture 4. |

Week 3-Forced vibration, 2+3 dof | Mathcad worksheets: forced
damped SHM, Train example (worksheet
solution), fourier series.
Demo of forced oscillator, coupled oscillatory motion and a vibration isolator.(external links) Tacoma narrows movie (example of resonance) Wing vibration - Ansys worksheet Lecture 5 and lecture 6. |

Week 4-Non-linear systems, machines + mechanisms | Mathcad worksheets: Rayleigh
problem
Lecture 7 and lecture 8. The assessed exercise is the solution of a non-linear equation using MathCad - each student has their own coefficients. |

Week 5-Machines and mechanisms | Java animations of some important mechanisms - some other ones (and more explanations) available from a flying pig (no, really!). There are also some examples in real life (Sands museum). |