ERIC Number: EJ392748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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DYNAMICS: Teaching the Concepts of Acceleration Center and Virtual Work in Dynamics.
Jong, I. C.; Rogers, B. G.
Engineering Education, v79 n3 p441-43 Apr 1989
The main advantage of using these concepts lies in the reduction of algebraic work involved in solving certain dynamics problems. A brief analytical treatment of the acceleration center and a description of a virtual work principle for equipollent systems in the kinetics of rigid bodies are provided. (MVL)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Physics), College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Applications, Mechanics (Physics), Physics, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Vectors (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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