Mechanics HI

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1FA518

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1FA518
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Physics G1F, Technology G1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 19 March 2007
Responsible department
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

Mathematics D, Physics B, Chemistry A

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the student shall assimilate the description of motion given by Newtonian mechanics and learn to apply it to situations appearing in engineering. After the course the student shall be able to

  • analyse simple situations occurring in mechanical engineering.
  • perform simple calculations of quantities of importance in mechanical engineering.

Content

Dimensions and units in mechanics. The concepts of force, force moment, momentum and angular momentum and their application in the Newtonian description of translational and rotational motion. The concepts of work, power, kinetic and potential energy and their application in the description of motion using the law of energy. Special application: Vibrations.

Instruction

Lectures, lessons and laboratory work.

Assessment

Written examination at the end of the course. Passed laboratory work is required for passed course.

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