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Intended for students that took SG1102 only but need one of the courses: SG1130 eller SG1131 eller SG1109

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus SG1301 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Vector algebra and dimension views. Power and torque. Power systems; power pairs, connection, equimolar power systems. The centre of mass; particle system, rigid bodies, composite bodies. Equilibrium; equilibrium conditions, 2D and 3D, friction.

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
  • identify a concrete mechanical problem, and choose suitable mechanical models based on a problem description
  • translate the mechanical model into a mathematical model
  • treat the problem mathematically 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.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Active participation in mechanics courses containing particle dynamics, e.g. participation in examination (s) and/or seminars.

Recommended prerequisites

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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.

Grading scale

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


  • INL1 - Assignments, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 2,0 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.

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

  • INL – Assignments, 1,0 credit, grade scale: P/F
  • TEN – Written exam, 2,0 credits, grade scale: A-F

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

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Education cycle

First cycle

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Arne Nordmark