ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree General Data
Academic program ECAM Engineering Program :
Type d'EC Classes
Lectures : 18h00
Tutorials : 18h00
Total duration : : 36
Status :
Period :
Semester 1
Education language :
English
General objectives
Mechanics course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of elementary physics principles as well as their applications and to enhance their conceptual understanding of physical laws. The topics covered during the course are: measurements, dimensional analysis, kinematic of a particle, Newton's laws, inertial and non inertial reference frames, statics and dynamics of rigid bodies and oscillators. Introduction to Hooke's law.
Content
Introduction (The Scientific Method. Physical quantities and units. Accuracy, precision and signifcant figures. Vector
algebra).
Kinematics: Reference frame. Particle. Position vector. The equations of Motion. Displacement vector. Trajectory. Instantaneous and average velocity vectors. Instantaneous and average acceleration vectors. Equations
of uniform motion and motion under constant acceleration. Projectile motion. Circular motion equations with constant and variable velocity. Centripetal acceleration. Relative motion.
Statics and Kinetrics: Mass. Newton's laws. Inertia. Gravitation. Force. Force and interactions. Free-body diagrams. Equilibrium and resultant force. Type of forces. Friction. Drag force. Centripetal force. Non-inertial reference frames. Fictitious and Inertial forces. Coriolis force. Oscillations. Harmonic motion. Pendulum. Elasticity. Hooke's law, stress and strain.
Pre-requisites
None
Bibliography
David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Jearl Walker Fundamentals of Physics.
Robert Resnick, David Halliday, Kenneth S. Krane. Physics.
Feynman, Leighton and Sands. The Feynman Lectures on Physics: http://www.feynmanlectures.info/
H.C. Corben. P. Stehle Classical Mechanics.
Assessment(s)
Nature Coefficient Observable objectives
1Written exam0.15
2Written exam0.25
3Written exam0.5
4Continuous Assessment0.1