The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Im 2005 - 2006 - Engineering and design


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

To give students the skills and understanding to analyze and solve engineering problems involving kinetics and kinematics.

Learning outcomes

-To apply Newtons second law in the solution of dynamic engineering problems.
-To apply the principle of the conservation of energy in the solution of dynamic engineering problems.
-To solve engineering problems involving rigid bodies.

Course contents

-Kinematics of Particles.
-Kinetics of Particles.
-Energy and Momentum methods.
-Rigid bodies.
-Plane motion.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information


Recommended or required reading

"Vector Mechanics for Engineers",
Beer and Johnston
ISBN 0-07-100455-6

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 15 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 15 hours
  • Project work and productions - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 80 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 30 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 50 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

period 1

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • 2006-08-23 - Reports and productions

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