Introduces students to physical laws and the application of these laws to the mechanics of motion.
- Linear Kinematics - displacement, velocity and acceleration - vectors, uniform accelerated motion, projectiles
- Forces - inertia, friction, gravity, muscular, reaction - static equilibrium, free body diagrams - centre of mass, centre of pressure - moment of a force, levers and pulleys
- Dynamics - energy, work, power, conservation of momentum, impulse - elastic and inelastic collisions, oscillations
- Rotational kinematics and dynamics - analogy between linear and rotational kinematics - absolute and relative angles - torques, moment of inertia, angular acceleration, angular momentum
- Fluid dynamics - density, buoyancy - drag, lift, Magnus effect
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 factors related to linear and rotational kinematics and kinetics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||explain the concept of forces as the source of changes in motion||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||describe the inter-relationships amongst work, energy and power||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|4||discuss and apply the principles of fluid dynamics||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||apply biomechanical equations to explain biomechanical relationships||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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