# Dynamics

Unit code: NEM2202 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
NEF1202 - Engineering Physics 2
NEM1001 - Algebra and Calculus
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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## Overview

This unit of study aims to give students an understanding of principles of engineering dynamics including particle dynamics and rigid body dynamics (kinematics and kinetics) in two and three-dimensional space, as well as to develop problem solving and fundamental experimental skills. It covers the following topics. Introduction to dynamics, Kinematics of particles - rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion co-ordinates systems, 3-D curvilinear motion and relative motion. Plane kinematics of rigid bodies - rectilinear and plane curvilinear motion, relative velocity, instantaneous centre of zero velocity, relative acceleration, space curvilinear motion. Kinetics of particles - Newton's law, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Plane kinetics of rigid bodies - moments and products of inertia, Newton's law, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Three-dimensional dynamics of rigid bodies - kinematics, kinetics, gyroscopic motion.

### Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply fundamental knowledge to solve problems related to particle dynamics and rigid body dynamics in two and three-dimensional space;
2. Solve a wide range of problems using kinematics of particles, plane kinematics of rigid bodies, kinetics of particles, plane kinetics of rigid bodies and three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies;
3. Communicate effectively and work as effective members of a team; and
4. Apply experimental techniques to real world engineering problems.

## Assessment

### For Melbourne campuses

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Online Quiz
###### Assessment type: Report
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Lab Report (2 parts) - Group
###### Assessment type: Test
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Tests (2)

Engineering mechanics: Dynamics
Meriam J.L., & Kraige L.G. (2018)| John Wiley and Sons

## As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):