SFY0011 : Applied Mechanics O
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr John Appleby
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide fundamental knowledge of the physical concepts and mathematical methods applied in statics, kinematics and dynamics, and the application of such to engineering problems. The intention is to provide both a broader and a deeper coverage than typical A-level Physics, by incorporating material from A-level Applied or Further Mathematics.
To achieve a proficiency in the use of a range of mathematical and physical concepts required in Stage 1 engineering modules, and to be able to apply such skills to a range of problems arising in engineering systems.
Outline Of Syllabus
Kinematics and dynamics; displacement and rates of change; simple harmonic motion; Forces; Newton’s laws; statics; work and energy; kinetic and potential energy; power and efficiency, conservation of energy and momentum; friction; elementary vector algebra; vector dynamics; linear systems and matrices; eigenvalues; simple differential equations and related models.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Calculations Sheet|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Exam Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||45:00||45:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures are used to develop basic theory and the application of this to simple problems in applied mechanics. This material is reinforced by the opportunity for problem solving which is provided by excercises to be done during private study and discussed with staff at tutorials.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment methods provide a suitable mechanism for assessing the level of knowledge acquired and the development of skills needed to apply this knowledge: The exam will allow each student to demonstrate his/her abilities, working under an imposed time limit, on a range of simple problems covering the material specified on the syllabus. The in-course assignment will enable students to gain confidence in tackling calculations and enable them to check that they understand the concepts of the applied mechanics taught.