Abstract  Dynamics of particles, rigid bodies and deformable bodies: Motion of a single particle, motion of systems of particles, 2D and 3D motion of rigid bodies, vibrations, waves 
Objective  This course provides Bachelor students of mechanical and civil engineering with fundamental knowledge of the kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems. By studying the motion of a single particle, systems of particles, of rigid bodies and of deformable bodies, we introduce essential concepts such as kinematics, kinetics, work and energy, equations of motion, and forces and torques. Further topics include the stability of equilibria and vibrations as well as an introduction to the dynamics of deformable bodies and waves in elastic rods. Throughout the course, the basic principles and applicationoriented examples presented in the lectures and weekly exercise sessions help students aquire a proficient background in engineering dynamics, learn and embrace problemsolving techniques for dynamical engineering problems, gain crossdisciplinary expertise (by linking concepts from, among others, mechanics, mathematics, and physics), and prepare students for advanced courses and work on engineering applications. 
Content  1. Motion of a single particle: kinematics (trajectory, velocity, acceleration), forces and torques, constraints, active and reaction forces, balance of linear and angular momentum, workenergy balance, conservative systems, equations of motion. 2. Motion of systems of particles: internal and external forces, balance of linear and angular momentum, workenergy balance, rigid systems of particles, particle collisions, mass accretion/loss. 3. Motion of rigid bodies in 2D and 3D: kinematics (angular velocity, velocity and acceleration transfer, instantaneous center and axis of rotation), balance of linear and angular momentum, workenergy balance, angular momentum transport, inertial vs. moving reference frames, apparent forces, Euler equations. 4. Vibrations: Lagrange equations, concepts of stability, singleDOF oscillations (natural frequency, free, damped, and forced response), multiDOF oscillations (natural frequencies, eigenmodes, free, damped, and forced response). 5. Introduction to waves and vibrations in deformable elastic bodies: local form of linear momentum balance, waves and vibrations in slender elastic rods. 
Lecture notes  Lecture notes (a scriptum) will be available on Moodle. Students are strongly encouraged to take their own notes during class. 
Literature  A complete set of lecture notes (a scriptum) is available on Moodle. Further reading materials are suggested but not required for this class. 
Prerequisites / Notice  All course materials (including lecture notes, exercise problems, etc.) are available on Moodle. 
Competencies  Subjectspecific Competencies  Concepts and Theories  assessed   Techniques and Technologies  assessed  Methodspecific Competencies  Analytical Competencies  assessed   Decisionmaking  assessed   Media and Digital Technologies  fostered   Problemsolving  assessed   Project Management  fostered  Social Competencies  Communication  fostered   Cooperation and Teamwork  fostered   Customer Orientation  fostered   Leadership and Responsibility  fostered   Selfpresentation and Social Influence  fostered   Sensitivity to Diversity  fostered   Negotiation  fostered  Personal Competencies  Adaptability and Flexibility  fostered   Creative Thinking  fostered   Critical Thinking  assessed   Integrity and Work Ethics  fostered   Selfawareness and Selfreflection  fostered   Selfdirection and Selfmanagement  fostered 
