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Engineering Science by Lloyd Dingle, Mike Tooley

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Part II Dynamics

In this part of the book we consider the dynamic behaviour of bodies, that is, the motion of bodies under the action of forces. The study of dynamics is normally split into two major fields, kinematics, the study of the motion of bodies without reference to the forces that cause the motion, and kinetics, where the motion of bodies is considered in relationship to the forces producing it. With the exception of the study of mechanisms in Chapter 9, we will not, in this short study of dynamics, differentiate a great deal between these two areas, rather concentrating on the macroscopic effects of forces and resulting motions in dynamic engineering systems and machinery.

We start our study of dynamics in Chapter 8 by looking at a ...

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