Basic mechanics, mainly statics and dynamics of particles.
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Content and learning outcomes
Statics: Magnitudes, units and dimensions, vector algebra and vector geometry, force geometry incl. resultant, power pairs, etc. Necessary equilibrium conditions, average methods, potential conditions, mass centers.
Particle dynamics: Particle kinematics, in Cartesian coordinates, cylinder coordinates, natural components. Inertial systems, forces and Newton's laws. Work, effect, energy, conservative forces, kinetic and potential energy. Central Movement. Linear oscillations in one dimension: harmonic, subdued and forced.
Particle system: The basic momentum laws.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course the student should be able to:
- read and understand mathematical text applied in the field of mechanics and communicate reasoning and calculations in this field orally and in writing in such a way that they are easy to follow
- report derivations of the course's central relationship
- identify a concrete mechanical problem, and choose suitable mechanical models based on a problem description
- translate the mechanical model into a mathematical model
- mathematically treat the problem and critically analyze the significance of the result
in order to use a physical mindset and communicate this within the framework of engineering science contexts.
Literature and preparations
Active participation in SF1625 Single variable analysis.
Nicholas Apazidis, Mekanik I: Statik och Partikeldynamik, Studentlitteratur, Lund.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Theory Examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN2 - Problem Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: 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.
The examiner, in consultation with the KTH coordinator for disability (Funka), decides on any adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disability. The examiner may allow another examination form when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Assignments (INL1; 1 credit)
Two written exams:
- Theory part (TEN1; 4 credits) can also be examined as KON.
- Problem solving part (TEN2; 3 credits)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SG1109
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