Mechanics, 6 credits (TFYA76)

Mekanik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Bo Durbeej

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, French 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, Spanish 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, German 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, Chinese 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering, Japanese 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus in one and several variables, Linear algebra

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to give the student basic knowledge in mechanics. After the course the student should be able to:

  • use kinematics to describe motion
  • solve problems, describe phenomenon, and perform mechanical calculations by using Newton's laws of motion and conservation laws
  • apply the theory in order to determine statics and dynamics of particles, particle systems, rigid bodies, and fluids
  • perform and anlyze mechanical experiments

Course content

Kinematics: position, velocity, acceleration, angular position, angular velocity, angular acceleration, relative motion.
Fundamental physical concepts: mass, force, linear momentum, angular momentum, torque, work, kinetic energy, power, conservative forces, potential energy.
Newton’s laws of motion. Conservation of linear momentum, angular momentum, and energy. Statics and dynamics of particles and particle systems. Centre of mass. Total linear and angular momentum. Kinetic energy of a particle system. Rotation of a rigid body. Moments of inertia. Equilibrium, static equilibrium. Newton´s theory of gravity. Statics and dynamics of fluids.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 55 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G1 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Mechanics (second course), Analytical mechanics

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Examiner

Bo Durbeej

Course website and other links

http://www.ifm.liu.se/edu/coursescms/tfya76/

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Young et al, (2013) University Physics with Modern Physics 13

Volume 1 (Chaps. 1-20). Pearson New International Edition, Pearson, Paperback

Additional literature

Books

Young et al, (2013) University Physics with Modern Physics 13

Volume 1 (Chaps. 1-20). Pearson New International Edition, Pearson, Paperback

TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1 credits

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