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Which is better? To study dynamics through physics or through mechanical engineering? What is the difference really?

A book from MIT OCW classical mechanics 2 : Florian, Scheck.

That book contains a lot of "dynamics" topics.

And the courses whose homework id be doing are these :

Classical mechanics 2 : http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/han...8-09Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm?sequence=1

Classical mechanics 3 : https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-09-classical-mechanics-iii-fall-2014/index.htm

VS MIT OCW mechanical engineering, which has

Dynamics and control 1,2

Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos

Dynamics and Vibration (13.013J)

and a few others... A lot under graduate level.

If I take the physics branch will I need to go back and study these topics before I design something like an engine? I would much rather take the physics branch because I really like physics and this book looks cool... but I want to design/build model engines... so which is better?

PS: My prereq are intro to PDE, and I have learned to model physics in Comsol, I also know elec and magnetism and studied wave physics and an intro to aerodynamics

A book from MIT OCW classical mechanics 2 : Florian, Scheck.

*Mechanics: From Newton’s Laws to Deterministic Chaos*. 3rd ed. https://www.amazon.com/dp/3540655581/?tag=pfamazon01-20That book contains a lot of "dynamics" topics.

And the courses whose homework id be doing are these :

Classical mechanics 2 : http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/han...8-09Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm?sequence=1

Classical mechanics 3 : https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-09-classical-mechanics-iii-fall-2014/index.htm

VS MIT OCW mechanical engineering, which has

Dynamics and control 1,2

Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos

Dynamics and Vibration (13.013J)

and a few others... A lot under graduate level.

If I take the physics branch will I need to go back and study these topics before I design something like an engine? I would much rather take the physics branch because I really like physics and this book looks cool... but I want to design/build model engines... so which is better?

PS: My prereq are intro to PDE, and I have learned to model physics in Comsol, I also know elec and magnetism and studied wave physics and an intro to aerodynamics

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