At the end of the module, the student will be able to:
- identify and apply concepts in dynamics and relativity, such as conservation of impulse and energy, labour, power, mass moment of inertia,
- describe a complex movement quantitatively in relation to the forces acting on the system.
The engineering portion of the module encompasses classical dynamics and statics. The concept of Free Body Diagrams will be introduced in order to analyse both static and dynamical systems. Dynamics is treated starting from velocity and acceleration, moving towards Newton’s laws in both the translational and rotational domains. Mechanical second order systems (mass, spring, damper) are included.|
Apart from drills from the book there will be so called ’week problems’ – these problems serve as a deepening in the topics of Mechanics; the results are discussed in small groups during meetings at the end of every week. The engineering content is also partly implemented in the project.