Spumone comes in a few different flavors, depending upon which course you are using it for. For different courses, there are different challenges and different ways of interacting with the software. Follow the links below for your specific course.
A common sophomore-level course on kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Includes force-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum principles for solving problems.
Spumone Challenges. Instructions, background material, and hints for learning engineering dynamics with Spumone.
Dynamicist’s Notebook. An incomplete collection of notes, videos, and exercises for learning engineering dynamics, independent of Spumone (mostly).
Links will go live sometime soon.
Dynamic Systems & Control I
A junior/senior – level course which provides students’ first serious exposure to system modeling and feedback control. The course primarily adopts the “transfer function” perspective for dynamic systems, and covers analysis and synthesis tools appropriate for this perspective.
Spumone Challenges. Instructions, background material, and hints for learning dynamic systems and control with Spumone.
Control Engineer’s Notebook. An incomplete collection of notes, videos, and exercises for learning dynamic systems & control, independent of Spumone (mostly).
Links will go live sometime soon. Stay tuned.
Computational Methods & Programming
A junior level course that teaches students the fundamentals of how to get a computer to perform engineering calculations that are too difficult or cumbersome to perform by hand with paper and pencil. Unlike a traditional numerical methods course, this is a project-based course which focuses on practical and authentic implementation of the topics. Students further develop their object-oriented programming skills using C++.
Links will be provided in Fall 2013 when the course is offered again.
Dynamic Systems & Control II
A senior level technical elective that provides a state space perspective and tools for analyzing and controlling dynamic systems.
Links will be provided when the course is offered next.