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# BSc/MEng Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation Year / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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## Course unit details:Mathematics 0J2

Unit code MATH19852 10 Level 1 Semester 2 Department of Mathematics No

### Aims

The course unit aims to provide a basic course in mechanics for students in the Foundation Year.

### Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: Be familiar with mechanics as applied to static and dynamical situations.

Intellectual skills: Be able to carry out routine operations involving the topics in the syllabus.

Transferable skills and personal qualities: Have a set of tools and methods that can be applied in the courses given in the host department or in subsequent years.

### Syllabus

8 lectures: Dynamics I: Newton's Laws for linear motion. Concepts of mass, force, weight momentum, power, kinetic energy, work as an integral. Impulses, collisions, conservation laws, connected particle problems.

8 lectures: Dynamics II: Newton's Law for general motion in vector form. Position, velocity and acceleration vectors. Power and kinetic energy as scalar products. Free motion under uniform gravity. Motion in a circle with constant speed.

6 lectures : Statics: Forces and moments. Particles and rigid bodies under systems of coplanar forces. Laws of friction. Centre of mass.

### Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 20%
Written exam 80%

Coursework 1 (week 5) Weighting within unit 10%

Coursework 2 (week 9) Weighting within unit 10%

Examination (semester 2) Weighting within unit 80%

BOSTOCK, L. & CHANDLER, S. 1975. Applied mathematics. Stanley Thornes, London. (ISBN0859500195 / ISBN9780859500197)

### Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 24
Tutorials 11
Independent study hours
Independent study 65

### Teaching staff

Staff member Role
John Parkinson Unit coordinator
David Silvester Unit coordinator