- Title: Mathematics 0J2 - Mechanics
- Unit code: MATH19852
- Credit rating: 10
- Level: 0
- Pre-requisite units: Mathematics 0B1 (MATH19801) / Mathematics 0C1 (MATH19821), Mathematics 0J1 (MATH19842)
- Co-requisite units: Mathematics 0B2 (MATH19812) / Mathematics 0C2 (MATH19832)
- School responsible: Mathematics
- Member of staff responsible: Dr CDC Steele, Dr JB Parkinson
- The programme unit aims to provide a basic course in mechanics for students in the Foundation Year.
- Brief description
- 8 lectures: Dynamics I: Newton's Laws for linear motion. Concepts of mass, force, weight momentum, power, kinetic energy, work as an integral. Impulses, collisions, conservation laws, connected particle problems.
- 8 lectures: Dynamics II: Newton's Law for general motion in vector form. Position, velocity and acceleration vectors. Power and kinetic energy as scalar products. Free motion under uniform gravity. Motion in a circle with constant speed.
- 6 lectures : Statics: Forces and moments. Particles and rigid bodies under systems of coplanar forces. Laws of friction. Centre of mass.
- Bostock and Chandler, Applied Mathematics, Stanley Thornes
- Intended learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding: Be familiar with mechanics as applied to static and dynamical situations.
- Intellectual skills: Be able to carry out routine operations involving the topics in the syllabus.
- Transferable skills and personal qualities: Have a set of tools and methods that can be applied in the courses given in the host department or in subsequent years.
- Learning and teaching processes
- Two lectures per week. One tutorial (in small groups) in weeks 2-12.
- Lectures : 22
- Tutorials : 11
- Hours of private study : 67
- Coursework 1(week 5) Weighting within unit 10%
- Coursework 2 (week 9) Weighting within unit 10%
- 2 hour examination Weighting within unit 80%
Each week (week 1 to 12) there are two lectures.
Each week (week 2 to 12) there is a tutorial in small groups. Attendance will be monitored.
The lectures for course 0J2 (MATH19852) for 2012-13 are as follows
- Monday 1 pm in Renold/C2
- Tuesday 4pm in Renold/C2
- Lectures given by Dr JB Parkinson
- Tutorial time Thursday 11 am