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Introduction to Vibration (Module I)

This is the first module in the Mechanical Vibrations Certificate Program. It is 100% Online.

Course Outline

Basic concepts: space, mass, force, couple, moments, particle, rigid body, scalars and vectors; free vector; sliding vector; parallelogram of forces; principle of transmissibility; Newton’s laws; Law of Gravitation; making assumptions;

Method of problem solution; formulating problems and obtaining solutions; mass and weight; significant digits; resolution of forces along perpendicular directions, along non-parallel directions; rectangular and cylindrical components; Dot product; cross product; Equilibrium in 2-dimensions, in 3-dimensions;

What is vibration; how is it caused; good and bad effects; classification

Oscillatory motion; elements of a vibratory system; harmonic motion; periodic motion; vibration terminology