Liberty ENGR 240 Dynamics Entire Course
A study of force action related to displacement, velocity, and acceleration of particles and rigid bodies using translation and rotation, work and energy, and impulse and momentum principles. The course is presented in two parts: the geometric aspects of the motion, or kinematics; and the analysis of forces causing the motion, or kinetics.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
This course introduces the student to the principles of dynamics which apply to many engineering problems. The concepts learned in this course assume knowledge of statics. Students are exposed to various realistic engineering problems involving mechanisms, machinery, gear and pulley systems, and fluid stream.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Each student will be able to do the following upon successful completion of this course:
- Solve kinematics problems that involve rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles using different coordinates (SOs: 1).
- Apply Newton’s 2nd Law to systems of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motion (SOs: 1).
- Apply the principles of work and energy, conservation of energy, impulse and momentum, and conservation of momentum to solve engineering problems involving particles and systems of particles in motion. (SOS: 1).
- Apply impulse and momentum principles to solve problems involving the steady mass flow of fluid particles (SOs: 1).
- Recognize and solve kinematics and kinetics problems involving a moving reference frame (SOs: 1).
- Apply the principles of work and energy, conservation of energy, impulse and momentum, and conservation of momentum to solve engineering problems involving rigid bodies in 2-dimensional motion (SOs: 1, 2, 7).
- Recognize and solve problems involving undamped and damped vibrations (SOs: 1, 2, 7).
- Describe a biblical worldview of Dynamics and Dynamic Systems (SOS: 3).
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview at Liberty University.
Homework Assignments (16)
There is one Homework Assignment each week. All Homework Assignments will be completed on Pearson Mastering and Engineering tool.
The student is required to engage in all Discussions. The student is expected to complete both Discussions. Each discussion thread must be at least 250 words, and each reply must be at least 50 words and be supported by at least one scholarly citation.
- Quiz: Expectations on Research Paper: There is one quiz that is based on the Research Paper Assignment Instructions. The quiz is either multiple choice or T/F questions. The questions in the quiz simply ask you whether you read and understand the expectations of the Research Paper Assignment. Make sure you read the Research Paper Assignment Instructions before attempting this quiz.
- Quiz: Reading: There are 10 Quiz Readings covering every topic discussed. The student is expected to read and attempt the quizzes. The quizzes are either multiple choice or T/F questions. The quizzes are all open book/notes and available via Canvas.
- Quiz: Problem Solving: There are 4 Quiz Problem Solving. Students are expected to completely solve the problems in these quizzes and select answers from the provided choices as well as upload their solutions. You may also be required to provide short answers to some of the questions.
Research Paper Assignment
Students will be expected to write a research paper on a topic related to the faith-integration of engineering mechanics: dynamics. The paper must be 1,500-2,000 words, excluding the bibliography, and include 4-6 scholarly references.