# Free Iversity Online Course – Vehicle Dynamics I: Accelerating and Braking

Open to: Students with some basic understanding of the following projects: Algebra; Trigonometric Functions; Differential Calculus; Linear Algebra; Vectors; Coordinate Systems; Force, Torque, Equilibrium; Mass, Center of Gravity, Moment of Inertia; Method of Sections, Friction, Newton’s Law, (Lagrange’s Equation)
Venue: on-line

### About Vehicle Dynamics I: Accelerating and Braking on-line course

From Bugatti Veyron to Volkswagen Beetle, from racing to passenger car: study about their acceleration and braking and learn from two applications from automotive mechatronics!

In this first part of Vehicle Dynamics, the course illuminates the longitudinal dynamic aspects of vehicles.
Clear and brief: acceleration and braking.
In Detail: After an introduction, you will have the chance to: look at driving resistances and slip, explain the demand of power and limits of a car, then clarify the needs for a clutch and gears and look at the rear and front weights during acceleration and braking. The course will be finished by two applications from automotive mechatronics.

### By the end of the course you will:

• understand basic principles of accelerating and braking a car.
• know the driving resistances and their influences on vehicle dynamics.
• understand the discrepancy between demands and limits of powertrain.
• understand the necessity of gears and clutch.
• understand the correlation between braking, wheel load and recovery of energy.
• be able to calculate simple properties of a car.

### Requirements

You should have some basic understanding of the following subjects: Algebra; Trigonometric Functions; Differential Calculus; Linear Algebra; Vectors; Coordinate Systems; Force, Torque, Equilibrium; Mass, Center of Gravity, Moment of Inertia; Method of Sections, Friction, Newton’s Law, (Lagrange’s Equation). These should help you successfully participate in this course.

You will need approximately 3 hours per week and exam preparation.

### Benefits

Students participating in this course can earn the official Statement of Participation. Requirements for the students in receiving the Statement of Participation, are that they are to participate in the final exam.

### How to participate in the course?

You can enroll for free for this MOOC at the iversity platform HERE

For further details please visit the official webpage.

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