This is the first-year, first-semester mechanics and thermodynamics half course for engineering students.


Dieter Geduld, RW James 3.05

Entrance requirements

Consult engineering handbook

Course outline

Vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, conservative and non-conservative forces, friction, impulse, momentum, collisions, rotation, rotational dynamics, torque, rotational inertia, rotational energy, angular momentum, Newton’s theory of gravitation, fluids, pressure, buoyancy, fluid dynamics, elasticity, elastic moduli, phases of matter, temperature, phase changes, ideal gas laws, heat, calorimetry, heat transfer.


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