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# 0J2

General Information
• 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
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## Unit specification

Aims
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.

Textbooks
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
Assessment
Coursework 1(week 5) Weighting within unit 10%
Coursework 2 (week 9) Weighting within unit 10%
2 hour examination Weighting within unit 80%

## Arrangements

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

Online course materials are available for this unit.