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Engineering Physics 1

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TT00BP66
Curriculum: SAT 2024V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2024-2025)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2024-2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001TT2024-1, TT2024-1A, TT2024-1B, TT2024-1C, TT2024-1D2024-09-02 – 2024-12-14Seppo MäkinenFinnish2024-08-01 – 2024-09-06
3002TT2024V-1, TT2024V-1A, TT2024V-1B2024-08-30 – 2024-12-14Jarmo Mäkelä, Seppo MäkinenFinnish2024-08-01 – 2024-09-06
3003KT2024-1, KT2024-1A, KT2024-1B, KT2024-1C, KT2024-1D2025-01-07 – 2025-04-30Elena KuismaFinnish2024-12-01 – 2025-01-13
3004ET2024-1, ET2024-1A, ET2024-1B, ET2024-1C, ET2024-1D2025-01-07 – 2025-04-30Elena KuismaFinnish2024-12-01 – 2025-01-13
3005YT2024-1, YT2024-1A, YT2024-1B, YT2024-1C, YT2024-1D2025-01-07 – 2025-04-30Elena KuismaFinnish2024-12-01 – 2025-01-13
3006SAT2024-1, SAT2024-1A, SAT2024-1B, SAT2024-1C, SAT2024-1D2024-09-02 – 2024-12-14Jarmo Mäkelä, Elena KuismaFinnish2024-08-01 – 2024-09-06
3007SAT2024V-1, SAT2024V-1A, SAT2024V-1B2024-08-30 – 2024-12-14Jarmo Mäkelä, Seppo MäkinenFinnish2024-08-01 – 2024-09-06
3008 2024-09-01 – 2025-04-30Onni PyhälahtiFinnish 

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student knows the basic principles of classical mechanics, and the student has a general understanding of physics as the basis of engineering sciences.

At the beginning of the course, bodies are described as point-like particles without any shape, and hence the bodies do not experience drag force. The student will learn to describe 1D and 2D motion of particles, using correct quantities and their units, as well as the necessary equations of motion. After the study of motion, or kinematics, the student will learn about the reasons for motion. This includes the different kinds of forces and the mathematical relationship between the forces and the resulting motion of particles. Along with the study of forces, or dynamics, the student learns Newton's I, II and III law with their applications. Further, the student will learn the concepts of linear momentum, work, energy and power, as well as the quantities, units and mathematical formulae related with these.

After the consideration of particles in translational motion, attention is turned to rotational motion of rigid bodies. The student will learn the relevant quantities, their units and equations of motion related with this. After the consideration of rotational kinematics, the student will learn about the reason for rotational motion, i.e., the student will become familiar with the quantities of torque and moment of inertia, as well as their units and the mathematical formulae used while describing rotational dynamics of a rigid body. At the end of the course, the student will learn how to apply Newton's II law while describing harmonic motion of a point-like particle.

In addition to the theoretical understanding, the student will learn how to perform experimental work in laboratory environment. The student will learn to record the obtained results in a logical way, and they will learn how to analyse the data in a scientific manner. Further, the student will learn to estimate the accuracy of their experimental results, and they will understand the importance of being critical with the results.

Student's Workload

135 h, which includes 45-60 h of contact teaching.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

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Contents

One-dimensional kinematics (position, time, velocity, acceleration), 2-dimensional kinematics (projectile motion, uniform circular motion). Particle dynamics (Newton's I, II and III law with applications), linear momentum, work, energy, power, gravity. Rotational kinematics of a rigid body, torque, moment of inertia, rotational dynamics of a rigid body, rotational energy. Mathematical description of a point-like harmonic oscillator.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material compiled by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, homework exercises, laboratory exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student knows all the quantities and units discussed on the course, and she understands how they are reltated 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

Two examinations, homework exercise activity, laboratory exercise performance.


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