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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 2.003J (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Dynamics and Control I 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Thomas Peacock
    Prof. Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou
    Prof. Sanjay Sarma
    Prof. Peter So 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 2.003J / 1.053J Dynamics and Control I

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    This course features a self-contained set of lecture notes, a complete set of assignments, and recitations with assignment hints.

    Course Description

    Introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Kinematics. Force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Work-energy concepts. Virtual displacements and virtual work. Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Linearization of equations of motion. Linear stability analysis of mechanical systems. Free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems; matrix eigenvalue problems. Introduction to numerical methods and MATLAB® to solve dynamics and vibrations problems.

    Recommended Citation

    For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

    Thomas Peacock, Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou, Sanjay Sarma, and Peter So, course materials for 2.003J/1.053J Dynamics and Control I, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].


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