**MAE 4730/5730, Fall 2018: **

*Intermediate Dynamics *

**Professor:**
Andy Ruina, <ruina@cornell.edu>

**TA/grader: **Grace Horton Smith <gah96@cornell.edu>

This is the second in a three-course sequence.
The first is *Dynamics* MAE 2030, the third is* Advanced
Dynamics*, MAE 6700.

ABET Syllabet

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**C****ourse information**

Lectures:MWF 11:15 - 12:05

Thurston 205 (First lecture on Friday Aug 24, 2018)

Office hours:Andy Ruina: see Andy's home page, Andy Ruina

Grace Smith: TBD, Thurston 102

Syllabus

Homework policy

Exams

Prelims: 1)10/16/2018 Tuesday, Philips 203, 7:30 PM, 3 problems, 90 minutes+ (Up to 90 minutes extra)

2)11/15/2018 Thursday, Gates G01, 7:30 PM, 3 problems, 90 minutes+, comprehensive

Final:Thursday Dec 13, 9 AM. Olin 255. No extra time (unless you have a note). 5 problems. Comprehensive. No notes. No calculators.(approximate)

Grading

Grade determined by homeworks, project, prelims and final exam.

60% for 9 best of 11 prelim and final exam questions.

20% for homework (after dropping lowest 3 scores).

20% for final project, including answering questions at the final project and demonstrations of some homework simulations.

Small random bonus points in special cases.

Median student will get a B or B+, depending on overall class performance (both 4730 & 5730).

All numbers being exactly equal, 4730 students will tend to have higher grades.

**Main Resources**

1. Background mechanics for this class:Ruina & Pratap.

2. Textbooks:no official textbook, but if you like books, here are some options

Dynamics.Any book on Dynamics at a higher level than Ruina and Pratap (above), e.g.

Greenwood, closest in philosophy is Greenwood but its organization is imperfect and it does not emphasize numerical solution.

Synge & Griffith (pdf), a classic great book, not computational. This was Andy's book when he took dynamics as an undergraduate.

Bernstein (pdf), brand new, mathematically precise. Dennis was a co-student, with Andy, in linear algebra as an undergraduate.

O'Reilly, Oliver O'Reilly is now a Berkeley prof. But he first learned dynamics in an earlier version of this very course.

Moon, Francis "Frank" Moon taught this course for many years.

A. Rao, Anil Rao first learned dynamics in 2030 from Andy at Cornell.

Meirovitch,

etc,..

Matlab.Any Matlab Primer, say Pratap.

3.Practically speaking, you have to haveMatlab(through Cornell, free).

4.SomeMATLAB examples. Some more examples from Sophomore Dynamics

Rajesh Bhaskaran Tutorial for Cornell Engineering StudentsYeolim Jo 2018

5. Lecture notes for Intermediate Dynamics

Kevin Kircher 2012

Bryan Peele 2013

Michael Pecorino 2013 (or as one big zip file)

Aaron Sandoval 2017 (teeny tiny), Aaron Sandoval 2018 5710 (3D things, teeny tiny)Some old ME and TAM Dynamics Qualifying Exam questions: doc 1, doc 2, doc 3, doc 4

7.

**What was the course like in the past?**

Fall 20124735/5735

Fall 20144730/5730,

Fall 20154730/5730,

Fall 20164730/5730

Fall 20174730/5730

Prelims and exams from 2012-2017, with solutions

email to Andy Ruina <ruina@cornell.edu>