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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 systems.

Unit content

  1. Kinematics of a particle
  2. Kinematics of a particle: Force and acceleration
  3. Kinematics of a particle: Work and energy
  4. Planar kinematics of a rigid body
  5. Planar kinematics of a rigid body: Force and acceleration
  6. Planar kinematics of a rigid body: Work and energy

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

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

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

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed book: Hibbeler, RC , 2015, Engineering mechanics. Dynamics , 14th edn, Pearson. ISBN: 9780133915389.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz25%
Quiz25%
Portfolio50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz25%
Quiz25%
Portfolio50%
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