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Mechanics 2

  • Course Code :
    MEC 122
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Overall aims of the course are: • Enrich student’s knowledge about principles of kinematics of particles and the basic concepts of kinetics. • Develop student’s skills to apply equations of motion to solve and analyze dynamic problems.

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Mechanics 2

Displacement, Velocity and acceleration of a particle, Use of Cartesian coordinates to describe particle motion, Projectiles, Particle motion on straight paths, Trajectory equations, Rectangular and polar coordinates, Relative motion of two particles, Newton’s law of motion, Resistive media, Rocket motion as an application on variable mass particles, Simple harmonic motion of a particle, Motion on circular path, Principle of work and kinetic energy, Conservative forces, Principle of conservation of mechanical energy, Principle of impulse and momentum.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify vector and scalar quantities in dynamic.
2- Rewrite equations of motion in a different proper coordinate.
3- Explain accelerations in different particle coordinates.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Solve dynamic problems of particles using Newton’s second law

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

d. General and Transferable Skills:

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Displacement, Velocity and acceleration of a particle 4 2 2
Use of Cartesian coordinates to describe particle motion, Particle motion on straight paths 4 2 2
Rectangular coordinates 4 2 2
Polar coordinates 4 2 2
Relative motion of two particles 4 2 2
Newton’s law of motion, 4 2 2
Principle of work and kinetic energy 4 2 2
Conservative forces 4 2 2
Resistive media, Rocket motion as an application on variable mass particles 4 2 2
Motion on circular path 4 2 2
Principle of conservation of mechanical energy 4 2 2
Principle of impulse 4 2 2
Simple harmonic motion of a particle 4 2 2
Principle momentum 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecture
Discussion
Problem solving

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment +quizzes 10.00
Final Exam 40.00
First Mid Term Exam 15.00
Participation 10.00
Second Mid Term Exam 25.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics J. L. Meriam Wiley
No Book no no
Vector Mechanics for Engineers Dynamics Ferdinand P.Beer McGraw Hill

Course notes :

course handouts & notes

Recommended books :

• Bear, F.P., Johnson, E.R. and Eisenberg, E. R., "VECTOR MECHANICS FOR ENGINEERS: DYNAMIC", Mc Graw-Hill, 10th ed. in SI units • Hibbeler, R.C., "ENGINEERING MECHANICS: PRINCIPLES OF STATICS AND DYNAMICS" Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011

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