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Cursus: 202300184
202300184
S1: Natural Sciences: Newtonian Mechanics
Cursus informatie
Cursus202300184
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
CursustypeCursus
VoertaalEngels
Contactpersoondr. S. Wildeman
E-mails.wildeman@utwente.nl
Docenten
Examinator
dr. S. Wildeman
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. S. Wildeman
Collegejaar2023
Aanvangsblok
1A
Aanmeldingsprocedure-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Cursusdoelen
At the end of this course the student demonstrates ability to
 
1. view and analyse motion phenomena through the lens of Newtonian mechanics
  • describe linear/rotational motion (1D/2D) in terms of time dependent trajectories and derivatives (velocity, acceleration)
  • identify and describe the forces that act on a subsystem (body) in a given situation and present this in a free body force diagram
  • recognize archetypal patterns of motion and explain (from a mechanics point of view) how these come about
  • exploit the system nature of Newton’s laws by selecting appropriate systems and subsystems for analysis
2. predict the behaviour of mechanical systems by constructing and evaluating mathematical models
  • translate a system/motion/force analysis into an equation of motion using Newton’s three laws of motion
  • compute motion trajectories based on an equation of motion
  • expose (absence of) relations between parameters in a problem through mathematical reasoning and parameter studies
  • judge if a model is physically sound by performing basic sanity checks (e.g. units & limiting cases) and by comparing its predictions to experience/experiment
3. conduct basic experiments for model validation purposes
  • judge what data needs to be collected to validate (an aspect of) a model
  • use technology (video cameras, tracking/data analysis software) to collect and process data
  • calibrate time and distance measurements
  • collect data in a systematic way
4. present, interpret and discuss theoretical predictions and experimental findings
  • present, interpret and discuss modelling results in parameter form
  • present, interpret and discuss data in graphs
  • connect and compare theoretical predictions and experimental findings

 
Inhoud
Lectures/tutorials on calculus applied to motion (1D/2D); Newton’s laws for linear/rotational motion; Newton’s laws for systems; Conserved quantities (mainly momentum/center of mass motion, but a bit on energy as well); Force laws and free-body force diagrams; Oscillatory, circular and rotational (rigid body) motion. Torque & moment of inertia;
Lab/tutorials on numerical integration of Newton’s laws; Motion tracking using camera and tracking software; Basic ways to present and analyse data using Excel or Matlab.

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact electives-uct@utwente.nl
Assessment
 
  Description Test Type Weighting
1 Oscillatory motion lab (theory/experiment) Lab assignment in small groups
(individual report)
25%
2 Center of mass lab (theory/experiment) Lab assignment in small groups (individual report) 25%
3 Open-ended modelling challenge Group assignment & presentation 50%

 
Voorkennis
Basic Math and Physics, at high-school level.
Participating study
Bachelor Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences
Verplicht materiaal
Book
Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics (Expanded Edition), by R. Shankar ISBN: 978-0-300-24377-2 ISBN: 13: 978-0133978049 ISBN: 10: 0133978044
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