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Not offered in 2020

Unit description

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.

Unit content

Plane rectilinear and curvilinear motion of a particle

Relative motion

Dynamics of particles

Orbital mechanics

Work, kinetic and potential energy

Impulse, linear momentum and impact

Planar kinematics of rigid bodies

Planar dynamics of rigid bodies

Work-energy principle for rigid bodies

Impulse-momentum principle for rigid bodies

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply fundamental concepts of Newtonian dynamics in plane motion
2understand the limits of the theory presented so that the material can be appropriately applied or extended
3develop skills to enable mathematical modelling and analysis of simple engineering dynamic systems
4develop problem-solving skills in situations where dynamically-generated forces and motions are significant
5develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation and measurement of dynamics phenomena, and in reporting findings.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply fundamental concepts of Newtonian dynamics in plane motion
  2. understand the limits of the theory presented so that the material can be appropriately applied or extended
  3. develop skills to enable mathematical modelling and analysis of simple engineering dynamic systems
  4. develop problem-solving skills in situations where dynamically-generated forces and motions are significant
  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.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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