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Mechanics 1

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IST1003
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: ST 2018
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2018-2019)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Ojanen, Jussi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3I-ST-1N2018-08-31 – 2018-10-26Tuomo ToimelaFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17

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Learning Outcomes

The student will know the basic concepts of mechanics and understands the physical contents of the laws of conservation and will be able to apply them. In addition to the theoretical understanding, the student will learn how to perform experimental work in laboratory environment. (S)he will learn to record the obtained results in a logical way, and (s)he 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 (s)he will understand the importance of being critical with the results.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 54 h, which contains 28 h of contact studies.


The SI system, one-dimensional motion, curvilinear motion, dynamics, work, potential- and kinetic energy, linear momentum and impulse.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Pentti Inkinen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 1, Insinöörifysiikka", Otava.

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. Mechanics 1 and mechanics 2 can be replaced with Mechanics 4 cu.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on examinations (90 %), homework exercises and laboratory work (10 %). A student must solve at least 25 % of the given homework exercises, and (s)he must take part in all the associated experiments in the laboratory of Physics.

Further Information

Responsible organization: VAMK