SG1301 Mechanics, Addition Course 3.0 credits

Mekanik, påbyggnadskurs


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

  • Educational level

    First cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 18

  • Application code


  • Start date

    2018 week: 24

  • End date

    2018 week: 33

  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Number of lectures

  • Number of exercises

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Arne Nordmark <>

  • Teacher

    Arne Nordmark <>

  • Target group

    This course is primarily intended for students who have taken SG1102 who wish to continue with a program that requires the full basic Mechanics course  (Mek I) ie one of SG1130, SG1132, SG1133, SG1112, SG1109 (The programs CMAST, COPEN, CFATE, CDEPR, CTFYS, etc).

    The course can also be taken by students who have studied SG1102 Mek mk in any program and who wish to proceed further with Mechanics.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course the student should know how to:

  • Identify and define given types of force systems,
  • Analyze given force systems and simplify them to optimal form.
  • Calculate the center of mass of systems of particles and rigid bodies.
  • Calculate forces and positions of equilibrium for a mechanical system at rest.
  • Analyze and write down mathematical model for problems in statics with mathematical and numerical methods and critically scrutinize the results.
  • Present, in written and oral form, solutions of problems related to the course content.

Course main content

  • Vector algebra and dimensional considerations.
  • Force and moment of force (torque).
  • Systems of forces; couples, connecting formulas, equipollent force systems
  • Center of mass; systems of particles, rigid bodies, compound bodies.
  • Equilibrium; conditions for equilibrium, 2D and 3D, friction.


Recommended prerequisites: Linear algebra and geometry, differential calculus for one variable. Basic dynamics of a particle (SG1102).


Nicholas Apazidis, Mekanik, Studentlitteratur 2004, ISBN 91-44-04245-0.


  • INL1 - Assignments, 1.0, grade scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 2.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Hand in assignment.

Written exam.

Offered by



Arne Nordmark


Arne Nordmark <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2009.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.