Engineering Mechanics II (MEC ENG 104)

From the UC Berkeley Academic Guide:

This course is an introduction to the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. The material, based on a Newtonian formulation of the governing equations, is illustrated with numerous examples ranging from one-dimensional motion of a single particle to planar motions of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies.

This was the first course Professor O’Reilly taught when he joined the UC Berkeley faculty in the Fall of 1992 and he has enjoyed teaching it many times since then. He typically uses his textbook for lecture material. The homework problems for this course are assigned from a standard engineering dynamics textbook and are supplemented with computational components.

Engineering Mechanics III (MEC ENG 170)

From the UC Berkeley Academic Guide:

This course builds upon material learned in 104, examining the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies moving in three dimensions. Topics include non-fixed axis rotations of rigid bodies, Euler angles and parameters, kinematics of rigid bodies, and the Newton-Euler equations of motion for rigid bodies. The course material will be illustrated with real-world examples such as gyroscopes, spinning tops, vehicles, and satellites. Applications

Intermediate Dynamics (MEC ENG 175)

From the UC Berkeley Academic Guide:

This course introduces and investigates Lagrange’s equations of motion for particles and rigid bodies. The subject matter is particularly relevant to applications comprised of interconnected and constrained discrete mechanical components. The material is illustrated with numerous examples. These range from one-dimensional motion of a single particle to three-dimensional motions of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies.

Advanced Dynamics (MEC ENG 275)

From the UC Berkeley Academic Guide:

Review of Lagrangian dynamics. Legendre transform and Hamilton’s equations, Cyclic coordinates, Canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, integrability. Dynamics of asymmetric systems. Approximation theory. Current topics in analytical dynamics.

Nonlinear Dynamics of Continuous Systems (MEC ENG 290A)

Not listed in UC Berkeley Academic Guide!