There are no required textbooks for the class. Lecture notes will be available in advance before each lecture. You should read them before coming to class.

The main reference book for the course beyond the lecture notes (and a good source for example problems) is:

Buy at Amazon Meriam, J. L., and L. G. Kraige. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. 6th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 2006. ISBN: 9780471739319.


The following books are also recommended as additional resources:

Buy at Amazon Marion, Jerry B., and Stephen T. Thornton. Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems. 5th ed. New York, NY: Brooks Cole, 2003. ISBN: 9780534408961.

Buy at Amazon Thomson, William Tyrrell. Introduction to Space Dynamics. New York, NY: Dover, 1986. ISBN: 9780486651132.

Buy at Amazon Kleppner, Daniel, and Robert Kolenkow. An Introduction to Mechanics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1973. ISBN: 9780070350489.

Buy at Amazon Harrison, H. R., and T. Nettleton. Advanced Engineering Dynamics. London, UK: Arnold, 1997. ISBN: 9780340645710.

Buy at Amazon Den Hartog, J. P. Mechanics. New York, NY: Dover, 1961. ISBN: 9780486607542.

Buy at Amazon ———. Mechanical Vibrations. 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1956. ISBN: 9780070163898.

Buy at Amazon Hibbeler, Russell C. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN: 9780130200044.

A complete MATLAB reference is available online.