Syllabus
and lecture Videos
Lecture Schedule (links are mostly to lecture videos):
Lect 1, 8/27/09: Lecture cancelled due to flood in Olin Hall
Lect
2, 9/1/09: What
is Mech Eng.? and Intro to MATLAB (video 1)
Lect
3, 9/3/09: Video 2:
More on MATLAB (video 2)
Lect
4, 9/8/09: Buoyant
force & Archemedies principle (video 3)
Lect
5, 9/10/09: Buoyancy
cont. & demo of ice in salt water (video 4)
Demonstration
of icemelting in the salt & fresh water (3min)
Lect 6, 9/15/09:
Prof.
H. Voelcker  Mech. design and manufacturing (video 5)
Lect
7, 9/17/09:
Derivation
of buoyant force & demo of ball floating in oilwater
interface (video 6)
Lect 8, 9/22/09:
Finding
volume of a part of sphere (video 7)
Lect 9, 9/24/09: Volume
of sphere cont. using MATLAB (video 8)
Lect
10, 9/29/09: Springs
and Elasticity & coffee stirer experiment (video 9)
Lect
11, 10/1/09: Tension
and Bending (video 10)
Lect
12, 10/6/09: Concept
of Energy & First law of Thermodynamics (video 11)
Lect 13, 10/8/09: Prof.
Brian Kirby  Linear viscous fluids (video 12)
Lect 14, 10/13/09: Review, no video.
Lect 15, 10/15/09: In class Quiz 1.
(solutions)
Lect 16, 10/20/09:
Center
of mass motion, mechanical power & gears (video 13)
Lect
17, 10/22/09: Power while riding a bike (and a bit on differential equations) (video
14)
Lect
18, 10/27/09: Highlights:
Motion of particle under constant force, and constant power (video
15)
Lect
19, 10/29/09: Bike
problem from HW8 (biker with variable power) (video 16)
* MATLAB code for plotting the graphs shown in the lecture: bike.m
* Lecture error:
Near the start of the lecture should be "d P/d omega = 0"
not "d P / dt = 0." The calculation was correct, just a "typo".
Three times "t" should be replaced with "omega".
Lect
20, 11/3/09:
Differential equations, MATLAB (Video 17)
Lect
21, 11/5/09: Differential
equations and MATLAB cont. (video 18)
Lecture 22, 11/10/09: Prof Marjolein van der Muelen  Stresses
and strains in biometerials
(Due to a video file problem,
video 19 is split: vid 19 part1 vid
19 part2 )
Lect 23, 11/12/09: Prof Zellman
Warhaft  Ethics in Engineering (video
20)
Lect
24, 11/17/09: Multivariable
odes in matlab, finding the best G for the
bike (video 21)
MATLAB code for plotting the graphs shown in the lecture: chaos.m
Lect
25, 11/19/09: Prof
Petru Petrina  Trusses
(video 21)
Lect
26, 11/24/09: Gears
and Friction (video 22)
Lect
27, 12/1/09: More
on gears & odes (video 23)
Lect 28, 12/3/09: in class quiz 2
