# Mechanics

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1FA104

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1FA104
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Physics G1F, Technology G1F
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 3 May 2013
Responsible department
Department of Physics and Astronomy

## Entry requirements

Linear Algebra and Geometry I, Single Variable Calculus. Or equivalent.

## 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.
• demonstrate an understanding of the theory of classical mechanics and the relations between fundamental quantities based on Newton's laws, by explaining and using the theory in simple given examples.
• 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.
• show analytical ability to solve 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. Torque, angular momentum.

The motion of rigid bodies: Moment of inertia, Euler's laws for translation and rotation around fixed points.

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 (1credits).

## 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.