Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Self-Learning Approach is a textbook which provides a unique platform for teaching particle and rigid body dynamics, and has been written to encourage self-learning in a flipped-classroom environment. It provides detailed, easy to understand, explanations of concepts and mathematical derivations, and includes many solved illustrative examples and exercises. The flipped classroom exercises have been carefully designed to help the student comprehend the material without actually solving the problem for them. Examples are provided from the state-of-the-art research on sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting mechanisms. Common tools for the stability analysis of equilibrium points as related to rigid body dynamics will also be presented.
Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Self-Learning Approach includes a chapter on electromechanical modelling of systems involving particle and rigid body motion which covers sensors, actuators, and energy harvesters. These topics are essential in modern day systems but have rarely been addressed systematically in a book on rigid body dynamics. This book is an ideal textbook for use on dynamics and controls courses and is accompanied by a website hosting a solutions manual.