MIT 2.003J Dynamics and Control I, Fall 2007

This class is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Created by MIT OpenCourseWare.

Average Course Length

15 hours

Skill Level


Pick a lesson

1: Course information; Begin kinematics
2: The "spider on a Frisbee" problem
3: Pulley problem, angular velocity, magic formula
4: Magic and super-magic formulae
5: Super-magic formula, degrees of freedom, non-standard coordinates, kinematic constraints
6: Impulse, skier separation problem
7: Single particle; Two particles
8: Dumbbell problem, multiple particle systems, rigid bodies, derivation of torque = I*alpha
9: Three cases, rolling disc problem