I have a robotics and biomechanics lab. I teach
basic mechanics and math classes. Recently I study coordination, mostly
legged locomotion. I like classical rigid-object dynamics especially
contact (collisions, friction, non-holonomic constraints). I used to
work mostly on friction and sliding instability. I have also worked
on bicycles, solid mechanics and fracture. I usually prefer simple
and ideal models. My degrees are from Engineering at Brown (ScB. 76,
ScM. 78, Ph.D. 81).
(formerly in TAM)
306 Kimball Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
contacts, India, etc.)
Office hrs (fall 2013): Mon
12:15-2:15, Thurston 102
(The Conway room)
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Dynamics and Vibrations
ME 6700: Advanced
TAM 2020: Statics
and Mechanics of Materials.
TAM 7960: Legged
locomotion of robots and animals.
Engr 1170: Intro
to Mechanical Engineering.
MATH 2940: Sophomore linear algebra (Videos of
TAM 570: Introduction
to analytical mechanics.
MATH 1910: First semester calculus (Fall 2005)
TAM 663: Intro to Solid Mechanics (Notes from
ME 3250: A junior
mechanical design analysis.
674: Applied Multibody Dynamics (Arend
MATH 2930: A sophomore
math class (mostly ODEs).
A student team built a pedaled rough-terrain vehicle (Moonbuggy
MATH 293 & 294
of prelim problems from MATH 293 and MATH 294.
Cornell Academic Calender for
writing syllabi: Fall
Lab bureaucracy (not