Mechanics

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Credits

10

Module code

EG11008

This module will introduce students to the fundamentals of engineering mechanics (statics) that will underpin future studies in engineering science. First principles will be applied to engineering situations to cultivate the skills of problem-solving and efficient time management.

We will introduce students to the fundamentals of engineering mechanics (statics) that will underpin future studies in engineering science and physics. We will apply these principles to engineering situations. To cultivate the skills of problem solving and efficient time management.

Core contents includes:

  1. base and derived SI units
  2. scalar and vector quantities, vector mathematics
  3. action and reaction forces – free body diagrams
  4. relationship between mass and force
  5. static equilibrium
  6. types of friction
  7. potential energy, conservative and non-conservative forces
  8. elasticity and the behaviour of springs and solids
  9. solution of problems relating to the above topics
  10. development of problem solving skills
  11. laboratory work associated with the above topics