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The aims of the course are two-fold. First, it aims to teach the basic analytical methods, that is, the fundamental concepts and techniques of engineering dynamics. Second, it aims to show the implementation of these methods in the design and analysis of simple basic mechanisms.
|Taught by:||Dr. PJ Tan (module coordinator)|
Lectures and tutorials. Tutorial sheets and other exercises will be used to provide formative assessment. Practical classes related to the reinforcement of conceptual ideas taught in this subject will be conducted and assessed in MECH102P Mechanical Engineering Practical Skills I.
To pass this course, students must:
Obtain an overall pass mark of 40% for all sections combined
The course concentrates on dynamics where the concepts of Newton’s Law of motion, forces, work, energy, momentum and impulse will be covered and explained in depth using examples from everyday phenomenon such as ‘Why do hurricane in the northern hemisphere rotate counter-clockwise?’, ‘What is the energy loss from two colliding snooker balls?”, “Where should a door-stopper be placed to prevent the door hinges from coming loose?”.
The course will cover the following:
1 . Kinematics of Particles
2 . Kinetics of Particles- Newton’s 2nd Law
3 . Kinetics of Particles- Energy and Momentum Principles
4 . Systems of Particles
5 . Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
6 . Plane Motion of Rigid Bodies- Forces and Accelerations
7 . Plane Motion of Rigid Bodies- Energy and Momentum Methods