A complete set of lecture notes for a one-semester, junior-level dynamics course. Broadly speaking, the content covers point mass dynamics, rigid body dynamics, and introductory structural dynamics.... More > The notes are presented in a novel and unique 1-page, 1-topic format. The principles are presented in a rigorous manner, and careful attention is paid to establish a consistent and unambiguous notation.< Less
A complete set of lecture notes for a one-semester, graduate-level course in control for spacecraft models. Topics include a review of rigid body mechanics; review of stabilty concepts and Lyapunov... More > analysis; Lyapunov control methodology; methods for rigid body regulation involving quaternions and other Euler-parameter types of attitude variables; basics of reference motion tracking and reference motion trajectories for rotational motion; reference motion tracking without rate information; adaptive control for rigid body rotational motion; gyrostat models and control for nutation damping & flat-spin recovery; models for single gimbal control moment gyros; velocity- and acceleration-based steering laws; and feedback control singularities and null motion feedback control.< Less
A complete set of notes and examples for a one-semester, sophomore-level dynamics course. Broadly speaking, the content covers point mass and rigid body dynamics in the plane, elementary orbital... More > motions, and elementary rocket dynamics. The principles are presented in a rigorous manner and problems are approached in a systematic way. Furthermore, the notes follow my usual 1-page, 1-topic style.< Less
A complete set of lecture notes for a one-semester, graduate-level dynamics course. Topics include vector and tensor kinematic principles; point mass kinematics; Newton's principles for a point... More > mass; rigid body attitude and kinematics; rigid body dynamics; constant mass continuous systems; analytical kinematics; analytical dynamics; and dynamic modeling of continuous systems.
The notes are presented in a novel and unique 1-page, 1-topic format. Many key principles are developed in a new and rigorous way, and careful attention is paid to establish a consistent and unambiguous notation.< Less