# Syllabus for Mechanics

Mekanik

## Syllabus

• 5 credits
• Course code: 1FA104
• Education cycle: First cycle
• Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics G1F, Technology G1F
• Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
• Established: 2008-03-18
• Established by:
• Revised: 2018-08-30
• Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
• Applies from: week 30, 2019
• Entry requirements: Linear Algebra and Geometry I, Single Variable Calculus.
• Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

## Learning outcomes

Mechanics constitutes a basic part of classical physics with many technical applications.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

• describe and explain fundamental quantities relating to kinematics and dynamics of particles, particle systems and rigid bodies on a basic level.
• explain and use the theory of classical mechanics and the relations between fundamental quantities based on Newton's laws.
• apply the fundamental quantities and the theory of classical mechanics on a basic level to analyse physical processes and construct mathematical models for the motion of different objects.
• relate Newton's and Euler's mechanics to technology in everyday life.
• translate a problem described in words to relevant equations and figures.
• solve analytical problems in mechanical and technical applications and determine if the results are reasonable.
• carry out physical experiments and present, explain and defend the results.

## Content

The kinematics of particles, described using Cartesian coordinates.
The dynamics of particles: force, momentum, Newton's laws, work and energy. Impulse.
Systems of particles, centre of mass.
Kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies: Euler's laws for rotation around a fixed axis. Moment of inertia, torque, angular momentum.
Models for motion of objects with applications
Experimental work with analysis of experimental data, laboratory sessions, oral and written reports

## Instruction

Lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory work.

## Assessment

Written examination at the end of the course (4 credits). During the course a test , that give bonus at the final examination and at the regular re-exams, will be given. Laboratory exercises (1 credit).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

## Other directives

The course may not be included in the same higher education qualifications as Mechanics I, 1FA101. 1FA104 does not fulfil the entry requirements for 1FA102 Mechanics II.