This course is concerned with the study of vibrations in finite dimensional systems, including single- and multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Topics of study include an introduction to analytical mechanics, free and forced vibrations, damped and transient response, normal mode vibrations, and the response of nonlinear systems.

Professor: Dr. Dane Quinn ()
Lectures: 4600:630-080 T, Th 6:40-7:55pm; MGH 304.
Office Hours: TBA

L. Meirovitch,
Principles and Techniques of Vibrations;
Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1997.

C. Lanczos,
The Variational Principles of Mechanics;
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1986.

Communication Center File No. ###

  • My weekly schedule for this semester
  • A catalogue of tools which will be useful for viewing material on this site, including Adobe Acrobat and Ghostscript