Cameron Devine

Dynamics GE 205

Course description

Covers kinematics; motions of particles and rigid bodies and kinetics; force, mass and acceleration; work and energy; and impulse and momentum. Newton’s second law is applied to the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. Topics covered include development and application of the conservation of energy; impulse and momentum; and the conservation of momentum forms of the second law. Students learn to solve problems requiring the application of combinations of dynamics principles and to relate “real world” conditions to theoretical dynamic models and their results. Prerequisites: GE 204, MTH 171 and PHY 171. A minimum grade of C- is required for all prerequisites.

General information

Cameron Devine Ph.D.
[email protected]
Classroom location
Panowicz 107
A2: MWF Noon - 12:50 pm
B2: MWF 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Lecture Notes
Section A2
Section B2



The following schedule is tentative.

day topic reading assignment
1/9 Introduction 11.1  
1/11 Rectilinear Motion 11.2  
1/13 Rectilinear Motion 11.3 Ass. 1
1/16 MLK Day    
1/18 Curvilinear Motion 11.4  
1/20 Tangential and Normal Acceleration 11.5 Ass. 2
1/23 Chapter 11 Review    
1/25 Kinematics of Particles 12.1  
1/27 Angular Momentum 12.2 Ass. 3
1/30 Chapter 12 Review    
2/1 Work and Energy 13.1  
2/3 Conservation of Energy 13.2 Ass. 4
2/6 Impulse 13.3  
2/8 Impacts 13.4  
2/10 Chapter 13 Review   Ass. 5
2/13 Systems of Particles 14.1  
2/15 Energy and Momentum for a System 14.2  
2/17 Chapter 14 Review   Ass. 6
2/20 President’s Day    
2/22 Translation and Rotation of Rigid Bodies 15.1  
2/24 Plane Motion 15.2 Ass. 7
2/27 Instantaneous Center of Rotation 15.3  
3/1 Exam Review    
3/3 Midterm Exam    
3/6 Spring Break    
3/8 Spring Break    
3/10 Spring Break    
3/13 Plane Acceleration 15.4  
3/15 Rotating Reference Frames 15.5  
3/17 Chapter 15 Review   Ass. 8
3/20 Kinetics of a Rigid Body 16.1  
3/22 Constrained Plane Motion 16.2  
3/24 Chapter 16 Review   Ass. 9
3/27 Rigid Body Energy Methods 17.1  
3/29 Rigid Body Momentum 17.2  
3/31 Eccentric Impact 17.3 Ass. 10
4/3 Chapter 17 Review    
4/5 Rigid Body 3D Energy and Momentum 18.1  
4/7 Good Friday    
4/10 Easter Monday    
4/12 3D Rigid Body Motion 18.2  
4/14 Motion of a Gyroscope 18.3 Ass. 11
4/17 Chapter 18 Review    
4/19 Undamped Vibration 19.1  
4/21 Free Vibration 19.2 Ass. 12
4/24 Chapter 19 Review    
4/26 Final Review    


Assignment 1

  • Turn in: 11.30.
  • Do problems: 11.6, 11.13, and 11.19.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: qsKWnL0gfL2a6O3nlb.

Assignment 2

  • Turn in: 11.86.
  • Do problems: 11.37, 11.38, and 11.45.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: 467ClmG0s.

Assignment 3

  • Turn in: 11.158.
  • Do problems: 11.93, 11.94, and 11.140.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: 90OHf1SNw92McP.

Assignment 4

  • Turn in: 11.164.
  • Do problems: 11.161, 12.10, and 12.22.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: C8lw2122fJ3oY.

Assignment 5

  • Turn in: 12.92.
  • Do problems: 12.84, 13.14, and 13.21.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: oE1955DFtQSf7WbxpY.

Assignment 6

  • Turn in: 13.128.
  • Do problems: 13.56 13.60, 13.122, and 13.133.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: m1QJU018sktRgne631.

Assignment 7

  • Turn in: 13.189.
  • Do problems: 13.160 and 13.170.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: D064z9gk7Oq7IUuf.

Assignment 8

  • Turn in: 14.38.
  • Do problems: 14.5 and 14.6.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: i98G1OWKmAP.

Assignment 9

  • Turn in: 15.21.
  • Do problems: 15.14, 15.15, and 15.20.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: P9G6qnTy9l69PxlRk.

Assignment 10

  • Turn in: 15.119.
  • Do problems: 15.46 and 15.92.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: vs66ITcV0j5y.

Assignment 11

  • Turn in 16.7.
  • Do problems: 16.8, 16.82, and 17.8.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: TeFZ4kBPIK1QH4jVwve6.

Assignment 12

  • Turn in: 17.57.
  • Do problems: 17.99 and 18.4.
  • Take the weekly homework quiz on moodle.
  • Solution pwd: bOiDn97v72L82HVKXQnVun.

Homework, quiz, & exam policies

Homework & homework quiz policies

Weekly homework will be due on Sundays, but it will primarily not be turned in for credit. Each week you will turn in your work for a single homework problem. You will also have a weekly homework quiz that will open at midnight on Thursday and close at midnight on Sunday. This quiz will cover the remaining problems and will be available on moodle. You will have three tries to complete the quiz and will receive the average of your three scores. Late quizzes will receive no credit. The lowest two quiz scores will be dropped.

Working in groups on homework is strongly encouraged, but quizzes must be completed individually.

Exam policies

All exams will be take-home. Calculators will be allowed. Only ones own notes and the notes provided by the instructor will be allowed. No communication-devices will be allowed.

Grading policies

Total grades in the course may be curved, but individual homework quizzes and exams will not be. They will be available on moodle throughout the semester.

Graded Homework
Homework Quizzes
Midterm Exam
Final Exam

Academic Honesty/Professionalism

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What is Academic Dishonesty?

Saint Martin’s University defines academic dishonesty as violating the academic integrity of an assignment, test and/or evaluation of any coursework. This dishonest practice occurs when you seek to gain for yourself or another an academic advantage by deception or other dishonest means. You have a responsibility to understand the requirements that apply to particular assessments and to be aware of acceptable academic practice regarding the use of material prepared by others. Therefore, it is your responsibility to be familiar with the policies surrounding academic dishonesty as these may differ from other institutions.

The Acceptable Use of AI in Coursework

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University-Sanctioned Activities

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Access and Accommodations

Your experience in this class is important to me. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Support Services (DSS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course. If you have not yet established services through DSS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but are not limited to mental health, attention- related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DSS at 360-438-4580 or [email protected] or [email protected]. DSS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.  Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DSS.  It is the policy and practice of the Saint Martin’s University to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.

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