The unit begins with a general introduction to measurements and their uncertainties. The equations for one dimensional motion are then developed and extended to two and three dimensional motion. The concept of a force is introduced leading to Newton's laws including frictional forces. The study of simple harmonic motion, damping forces and resonance is followed by the topics of sound and light waves.
|1.||Use kinematics to calculate displacement, velocity and acceleration;|
|2.||Use Newton's laws to calculate forces and acceleration;|
|3.||Apply the rules of conservation of energy and momentum to engineering-related problems;|
|4.||Apply the principles of SHM and waves to engineering-related problems; and|
|5.||Perform calculations on sound intensity levels and the Doppler effect in engineering-related problems.|
|Assignment||Problem solving assignment x 3||40%|
|Test||Tests x 3||40%|
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