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Principles of Analytical System Dynamics


  • Offers a fresh perspective to systems dynamics without following the traditional ODE approach.

  • Provides a direct connection to numerical methods.

  • Avoids the cumbersome graphical methods that are often needed in analyzing systems; * Eminently suited for constrained nonlinear models.

  • Includes the treatment of mechanical, thermal, electrical, and fluid elements.

  • The reader is expected to be familiar with the fundamentals of engineering mechanics, but no detailed knowledge of analytical mechanics, system dynamics, or variational calculus is required


Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Richard A. Layton
    Pages 1-6
  3. Richard A. Layton
    Pages 7-65
  4. Richard A. Layton
    Pages 67-83
  5. Richard A. Layton
    Pages 85-97
  6. Richard A. Layton
    Pages 99-113
  7. Richard A. Layton
    Pages 115-141
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-156

About this book


Mechanical engineering, an engineering discipline borne of the needs of the industrial revolution, is once again asked to do its substantial share in the call for industrial renewal. The general call is urgent as we face profound is­ sues of productivity and competitiveness that require engineering solutions, among others. The Mechanical Engineering Series features graduate texts and research monographs intended to address the need for information in contemporary areas of mechanical engineering. The series is conceived as a comprehensive one that covers a broad range of concentrations important to mechanical engineering graduate education and research. We are fortunate to have a distinguished roster of consult­ ing editors on the advisory board, each an expert in one of the areas of concentration. The names of the consulting editors are listed on the next page of this volume. The areas of concentration are applied mechanics, biomechanics, computational mechanics, dynamic systems and control, en­ ergetics, mechanics of materials, processing, thermal science, and tribology. Fred Leckie, our consulting editor for applied mechanics and I are pleased to present this volume in the Series: Principles of Analytical System Dy­ namics, by Richard A. Layton. The selection of this volume underscores again the interest of the Mechanical Engineering Series to provide our read­ ers with topical monographs as well as graduate texts in a wide variety of fields.


Simulation engineering mechanics mechanics mechatronics model modeling numerical methods

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityGreensboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles of Analytical System Dynamics
  • Authors Richard A. Layton
  • Series Title Mechanical Engineering Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-98405-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6832-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0597-5
  • Series ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-063X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 157
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering, general
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