PHYS1015 Mechanics

School running course: 
Physics
Year of Study: 
1
Syllabus: 
  • Statics. Force vectors and vector operations in vector geometry and vector algebra formulation. Moment of a force: scalar and vector formulation. Arbitrary coplanar force systems acting on a rigid body: equivalent force systems, reduction and a resultant. Equilibrium of a rigid body in two dimensions, equations of equilibrium and their alternative forms, scalar and vector formulation. Center of mass and centroid for the volume, the area and the line. Mass moment of inertia of a rigid body about an axis, moment of inertia for an area.
  • Dynamics. Kinematics of a particle: rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion (rectangular and normal/tangential coordinates). Kinetics of a particle: rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion (rectangular and normal/tangential coordinates). Work-energy and impulse-momentum relationships.
Programs offering course: 
BSc Eng (Elec)
BSc Eng (Elec) Info Option