Introduces students to the fundamentals of motion of particles and rigid bodies in a plane under the action of kinematic constraints, forces, couples and impacts. Students undertake individual modelling and analysis of mechanical examples and work in small groups on laboratory experiments.
1. Plane rectilinear and curvilinear motion of a particle
2. Relative motion
3. Dynamics of particles
4. Orbital mechanics
5. Work, kinetic and potential energy
6. Impulse, linear momentum and impact
7. Planar kinematics of rigid bodies
8. Planar dynamics of rigid bodies
9. Work-energy principle for rigid bodies
10. Impulse-momentum principle for rigid bodies
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Apply fundamental concepts of Newtonian dynamics in plane motion||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Understand the limits of the theory presented so that the material can be appropriately applied or extended||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Develop skills to enable mathematical modelling and analysis of simple engineering dynamic systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Develop problem-solving skills in situations where dynamically-generated forces and motions are significant||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation and measurement of dynamics phenomena, and in reporting findings||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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