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Education Period 

Start Education 

Exam Period 

Course Language 

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. Twoparticle 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 0321714385)

Assessment 
Examination: written; with summary of formulae; in April and June.

Remarks 
Keywords: Kinematics and dynamics of manyparticle systems (momentum; angular momentum; energy). Gravitational force. Central force field. Twobodies systems; collisions.

Continuing Courses 
TN4120TA, Mechanics II
