ME543 - Analytical and Computational Dynamics
From course catalogue: Modern analytical rigid body dynamics equation formulation and computational solution techniques applied to mechanical multibody systems. Kinematics of motion generalized coordinates and speeds, analytical and computational determination of inertia properties, generalized forces, Gibb's function, Routhian, Kanes's equations, Hamilton's principle, Lagrange's equations holonomic and nonholonomic constraints, constraint processing, computational simulation.
Relation to other courses: There is some overlap with ME 540 (kinematics, motion of a single body, holonomic constraints) and ME 567 (kinematic chains, joint models, jacobians).
An intermediate course in dynamics and vibrations that covered Newton/Euler and Lagrangian formulations for three-dimensional motion of particles and rigid bodies (for example, ME440), a good grasp of linear algebra, and some prior experience with MATLAB.