• Course level: Beginner


What is Dynamics?

Dynamics is the study of bodies in motion.  In this course, we will cover all the derivations you need for particle motion.  In addition, we will work through many examples of each topic.

Feel like you are teaching yourself in class?

If you are currently taking Dynamics and you have no idea what your professor is talking about, sign up for this course!  I teach in a simple, straightforward method with plenty of examples to help you learn. I show all the steps needed to solve the problems and I don’t assume you know more than you do.


We will cover these topics:

Chapter 1 – Kinematics of a Particle

  1. Rectilinear Motion
  2. Curvilinear Motion – Rectangular Coordinates
  3. Projectile Motion
  4. Curvilinear Motion – Normal & Tangential Coordinates
  5. Curvilinear Motion – Polar Coordinates
  6. Relative Motion
  7. Constrained Motion of Particles

Chapter 2 – Kinetics of Particles: Force & Acceleration

  1. Newton’s 2nd Law
  2. Equations of Motion
  3. Rectangular Coordinates
  4. Normal & Tangential Coordinates

Chapter 3 – Kinetics of Particles: Work & Energy

  1. Work of a Force
  2. Work & Energy
  3. Potential Energy

Chapter 4 – Kinetics of Particles:  Impulse & Momentum

  1. Linear Impulse & Momentum
  2. Angular Momentum
  3. Angular Impulse & Momentum

Who this course is for:

  1. Undergraduate engineering students taking Dynamics who need additional teaching resources

What Will I Learn?

  • Analyze particle motion using kinematics, kinetics, force & acceleration, work energy, and linear & angular impulse momentum methods

Topics for this course

29 Lessons


Introduction and Course Overview00:00:00
Particle kinematics, Rectilinear continuous motion part 100:00:00
Particle kinematics, Rectilinear continuous motion part 200:00:00
Particle kinematics, Rectilinear motion with constant acceleration00:00:00
Particle kinematics, Rectilinear erratic motion00:00:00
Particle kinematics, Curvilinear motion rectangular components00:00:00
Particle kinematics, Motion of a projectile00:00:00
Curvilinear motion: normal and tangential components00:00:00
Curvilinear motion cylindrical components00:00:00
Absolute dependent motion analysis00:00:00
Relative motion using translating reference frame00:00:00
Equations of motion, rectangular coordinates00:00:00
Equations of motion: normal and tangential coordinates00:00:00
Equations of motion: cylindrical coordinates00:00:00
The work of a force00:00:00
Principle of work and energy00:00:00
Conservation of energy00:00:00
Principle of linear impulse and momentum00:00:00
Conservation of linear momentum for a system of particles00:00:00
Impact. Coefficient of restitution00:00:00
Angular impulse and momentum00:00:00
Rigid body planar motion — Translation00:00:00
Ridig body planar motion — Rotation about a fixed axis00:00:00
General plane motion — relative motion analysis00:00:00
Instantaneous center of zero velocity00:00:00
Mass moment of inertia00:00:00
Equations of motion for planar motion Translation00:00:00
Equations of motion for planar motion Rotation about a fixed axis00:00:00
Impulse and momentum for rigid body planar motion00:00:00
30 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • You should have had Calculus and Statics