The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This is a calculus based course on the dynamics of mechanical systems. The course covers classical mechanics of systems involving point masses and rigid bodies in 2 and 3 dimensional space.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MECH2350. Students who have successfully completed MECH2350 are not eligible to enrol in MECH2360.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of point masses and planar rigid body systems.

2. Solve problems as related to the dynamics of point masses and planar rigid body systems.

3. Explain the issues involved in three-dimensional rigid body dynamics.

4. Prepare documentation in the form of an engineering report.


Content

  • Kinematics and kinetics of point masses in Cartesian, normal/tangential, and polar coordinate systems
  • Newton's laws of motion
  • Friction
  • Work and energy
  • Conservative systems
  • Impulse and momentum
  • Kinematics and kinetics of planar rigid bodies (including momentum and energy methods)
  • An introduction to three-dimensional rigid body mechanics (3D kinematics, moment of inertia tensors and Euler’s equations)

Assumed knowledge

MATH1110 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1, and

MATH1120 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2


Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz 1

Quiz: Quiz 2

Report: Engineering Report


Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term