CIVE 261 - Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics

  • 3 credits

Dynamics is a course in engineering mechanics which is concerned with the motion of bodies under the action of forces. The study of dynamics has numerous engineering applications; the mechanical design of an automobile or bicycle, the path of a projectile, or even the design of highways. It will also help you interpret the movement of all moving objects we encounter in our daily lives. We will cover kinematics and kinetics of both particles and rigid bodies, including the concepts of work-energy and impulse-momentum.

Note that CIVE 260 Engineering Mechanics-Statics is only offered online in the fall semester and CIVE 261 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics is only offered online in the spring semester. Neither are offered online during the summer.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.


CIVE 260 (Engineering Mechanics-Statics).

Important Information

This course requires students to set up a proctor for paper-based exams.


Stephanie Pilkington

Daniel W. Baker

(970) 491-0261 |

Dr. Baker earned his Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 2009, had a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, was a Research Scientist at CSU from 2012-2015, and in 2015 was hired as a Faculty Instructor where he primarily teaches Statics and Dynamics in this program. His research specializes in stream-restoration education, decision making, and design; the development of monitoring and adaptive management programs; and nutrient processing in aquatic systems.