# Mechanics

Structure Type: | Study unit |
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Code: | IITP0106 |

Type: | Compulsory / Basic Studies |

Curriculum: | IT 2016 |

Level: | Bachelor of Engineering |

Year of Study: | 1 (2016-2017) |

Credits: | 4 cr |

Responsible Teacher: | Mäkinen, Seppo |

Language of Instruction: | English |

## Courses During the Academic Year 2016-2017

Impl. | Group(s) | Study Time | Teacher(s) | Language | Enrolment |
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7 | I-IT-1N | 2016-10-31 – 2016-12-31 | Seppo Mäkinen | English | 2016-08-22 – 2016-09-19 |

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## Learning Outcomes

The student will become familiar with the basic concepts of classical mechanics, she will understand the physical contents of the three Newtons laws and the laws of conservation, and she will be able to apply all these. The student will acquire a general view of Physics as an important building block of all science. In addition to the theoretical understanding, the student will learn how to perform experimental work in laboratory environment. She will learn to record the obtained results in a logical way, and she will be able to analyse the data in a scientific manner. Further, the student will learn to estimate the accuracy of her/his experimental results, and she will understand the importance of being critical with the results.

## Student's Workload

108 h, which contains 56 h of scheduled contact studies.

The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

## Contents

Kinematics (position, time, velocity, acceleration), dynamics (Newton's I, II and III law), linear momentum, energy, uniform circular motion and rotational motion, gravity and static equilibrium.

## Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett: "Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics", Thomson Books/Cole.

## Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The relevant theories of physics, together with associated problems and applications, are studied on a course of lectures. In addition, the student will individually solve a number of given homework exercises. Students will also take part in laboratory measurements. The measurements are done in groups of 3 students.

## Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student knows all the quantities and units discussed on the course, and she understands how they are related with each other. The student is able to independently apply the natural laws discussed on the course while solving complicated problems related with the contents of the course.

Grade 3: The student knows most of the quantities and units discussed on the course, and she understands a significant amount of the relationships between them. The student is able to apply the natural laws discussed on the course while solving medium-level problems related with the contents of the course.

Grade 1: The student knows the most important quantities and units discussed on the course, and she understand the most important relationships between them. The student is able to apply the natural laws discussed on the course while solving basic problems related with the contents of the course.

## Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on two examinations, homework exercises and laboratory work. The student must solve at least 25 % of the given homework exercises, and she must take part in all the associated experiments in the laboratory of physics.