Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Engineering Dynamics textbook by Paley, Kasdin in use at top schools


An undergraduate textbook on engineering dynamics by Professor N. Jeremy Kasdin (Princeton University’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department), and Associate Professor Derek Paley (AE/ISR) is in use at a number of highly-ranked engineering schools.

Engineering Dynamics: A Comprehensive Introduction was published in 2011 by Princeton University Press.

Schools using the textbook include the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, the University of Maryland and George Washington University.

The textbook introduces undergraduate students to engineering dynamics using an accessible, comprehensive and innovative approach. Students solve dynamics problems from the very start as the book gradually guides them from the basics to increasingly more challenging topics in a rigorous manner. The book spans the full range of mechanics problems, from one-dimensional particle kinematics to three-dimensional rigid-body dynamics, including an introduction to Lagrange's and Kane's methods. It features numerous real-world examples and problems, incorporating a wide range of difficulty; makes ample use of MATLAB for solving problems; includes helpful tutorials; makes suggestions for further reading; and contains detailed appendixes.

Related Articles:
New ONR grant for bio-inspired underwater sensing and control
Derek Paley is AIAA National Capital Section's Engineer of the Year
UMD President Loh hosts robotics demonstrations at University House
Students present final projects for 2014 NSF Microrobotics REU
Robotic fish research profiled in Baltimore Sun
Derek Paley wins PECASE Award
UAE students, Northrop Grumman engineers tour robotics laboratories
REU in Miniature Robotics holds final project symposium
Derek Paley is PI for new AFOSR grant
Six ISR students named to Future Faculty Fellows program

November 18, 2013


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

New Battery Demonstrates “Sweet Spot” of Electrolyte Thickness and Composition

Northrop Grumman's R. Eric Reinke joins ISR Strategic Advisory Council

Reza Ghodssi named ASME Fellow

Gabriel's sabbatical year included residencies, keynote addresses

Sensing Drugged Driving: Fischell Researchers Receive SBIR for Roadside Drug Test

Bio-inspired robots invade Aspen Hill Library

Qu, Sutton speak on cyberterrorism panel at INCOSE Symposium

Jonathan Simon is invited lecturer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory summer course

Gang Qu delivers keynote address on fault tolerance and the Internet of Things

Ghodssi, Beyaz, Waits issued US patent for microgenerator

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar