1 x 1-hour lecture once-only
1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
2 x 3-hour laboratories per semester
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 ENGR1732 - Engineering Mechanics
2 PHYS1332 - Physics for Engineers
3 PHYS1101 - Fundamental Physics I
4 PHYS1102 - Fundamental Physics II
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2) or (3 and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8871 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Practical, Quiz
Topic description
  1. Particle dynamics: Curvilinear motion, Force and acceleration, Work and Energy, Impulse and Momentum
  2. Rigid body dynamics: Planar Kinematics, Force, Torque and Acceleration, Work and Energy, Linear and Angular Impulse and Momentum
  3. Vibrations
Educational aims

This topic aims to ensure that the students understand Kinematics and Kinetics as applied to particles and rigid bodies; and vibration.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the dynamic properties of particles and rigid bodies
  2. Write the relevant equations of motion associated with Force, Torque and Acceleration, Work and Energy, Impulse and Momentum
  3. Understand the creation and effects of vibration

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.