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A basic course in statics and dynamics for engineers.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML1101 (Spring 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Quantity, units and dimensions
  • Free body diagram
  • Force and torque systems
  • Equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies
  • Basic machines
  • Kinematic relations
  • Particle kinetics in Cartesian coordinates and natural components
  • Friction – flat surfaces and belt friction
  • Translational motion. Moment of inertia. Steiner’s theorem
  • Bearing reactions
  • Energy, work, effect and efficiency
  • Critical oscillations and damping ratio
  • Problem solving including interpretation and assessment of plausibility

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • based on a concrete mechanical problem, make idealizations and, with motivations, set up a mathematical model with an analysis
  • interpret and assess the plausibility of the results
  • use basic concepts in mechanics, such as speed, acceleration, mass, time, force and torque, and the relations between them
  • set up and solve force and torque equations, for static problems, limited to an inertial reference frame
  • calculate forces and equilibrium position for a mechanical system at rest
  • set up and solve force and torque equations, for dynamic problems, limited to an inertial reference frame

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Approved module TENA in ML1000 or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Engineering Mechanics. Dynamics. 14th Edition
in SI Units (Global Edition). R. C. Hibbeler.
Pearson Education Ltd. 2016 ISBN 9781292088723

Statics and Mechanics of Materials, 5th Edition
in SI Units. R.C. Hibbeler.
Pearson Education, United Kingdom, 2019.
ISBN 9781292177915.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Written examination, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Written examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web ML1101

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ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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