| The aims of this module are: * To introduce students to the physics of mechanics and heat, and to tutor them in the solution of problems in these two areas. * To emphasize problem-solving: setting up diagrams of situations, setting up equilibrium equations, and solving these equations Indicative Syllabus:
_Mechanics: (approx 18 lectures) * Introduction and mathematical concepts; Vectors and vector components * Linear Motion with Constant Acceleration; Projectile Motion * Relative Velocity; Newton’s Laws of Motion and Engineering Applications * Free body Diagrams, Equilibrium Equations * Circular Motion, Centripetal Forces * Work and Energy, Conservative and Non-conservative forces * Impulse and Momentum, Law of Conservation of Momentum, Elastic and non-elastic collisions
_Heat: (approx 6 lectures)
* Temperature and heat, Thermal Expansion, Heat Capacity, Latent Heat * The transfer of heat: Convection, Conduction, Radiation
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Note: this module previously carried the EE104 code. |