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Unit Code | EMAT10005 | ||||||
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Unit Name | Engineering Physics | ||||||
Credit Points | 20 | ||||||
Level of Study | C/4 | ||||||
School/Department | Department of Engineering Mathematics | ||||||
Faculty | Faculty of Engineering | ||||||
Director | Professor. John Hogan | ||||||
Open Unit Status | Open | ||||||
Description |
This unit gives a comprehensive introduction to applied mechanics, covering mechanics of materials and the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies. There is a strong emphasis on practical engineering applications. Topics covered include: Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies:
Mechanics of materials:
The main aim of this unit is to ensure that all first year students in Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Design have a firm grounding in the mechanics of materials and in classical mechanics, with applications to engineering. |
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Pre-requisites | A-level common core in mathematics, or equivalent | ||||||
Co-requisites | None | ||||||
Assessment Details |
Progress test: 10% (learning outcome 1) 3-hour written examination: 90% (all learning outcomes) |
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Reading and References |
Adequate lecture notes are provided, recommended textbook: An Introduction to Mathematics for Engineers Mechanics Stephen Lee. Publ. Hodder Education. ISBN 978-0-340-96552-8 (2008) Useful books for background reading are: Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics Principles Bedford, A, Fowler, W L, & Fowler, W T, Prentice Hall (2002) Mechanics of Materials 5th Edition Gere J.M, & Timoshenko, S P, Brooks/Cole (2001) Engineering Mechanics Volume II: Dynamics (4th edition) Merriam J. L. & Kraige L. G. Published by John Wiley (1998) |
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Intended Learning Outcomes |
Students should acquire an understanding of the basic theoretical concepts, be able to derive fundamental formulae from first principles, be able to apply theory to solve practical problems and develop an intuitive feel for the 'right answer' in any given situation. |
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Teaching Block(s) in 2012/13 |
Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24) |