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Organization
2012/2013 Applied Sciences Bachelor Applied Physics
TN4110TA
Mechanics 1
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ing. S. Kenjeres    S.Kenjeres@tudelft.nl
Education Period
2
Start Education
2
Exam Period
2
3
Course Language
Dutch
Expected prior knowledge
High school mathematics, Calculus
Course Contents
Kinematics and dynamics of a point mass and of an assembly of N particles. Equations of motion.
Gravitational force. Mechanical energy; momentum; moment of force and angular momentum.
Central forces. Two-particle systems; collisions.
Study Goals
After following this course, the student can solve mechanics problems with one or more point masses by applying Newton’s laws and/or the conservation laws of mechanical energy, angular momentum and linear momentum.
Education Method
Lectures 2 hours a week and instruction 2 hours a week. For more information see BlackBoard.
Literature and Study Materials
Book: 'Essential University Physics', Volume 1, Pearson International Edition by Richard Wolfson. For exercises and selfstudy 'Mastering Physics' is recommended. Volume 2 of Essential University Physics will be used for the second year course 'Electromagnetism'. It is therefore recommended to purchase a complete set of Volume 1 en 2 + Mastering
Physics at once.
(ISBN 0-321-714-385)
Assessment
Examination: written; with summary of formulae; in April and June.
Remarks
Keywords: Kinematics and dynamics of many-particle systems (momentum; angular momentum; energy). Gravitational force. Central force field. Two-bodies systems; collisions.
Continuing Courses
TN4120TA, Mechanics II