Module Title:   Mechanics 1

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG0003M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 3

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr E Brown

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr B Whiteside

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To develop the basic skills of statics and apply them to engineering problems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratories.
Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   59.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   3.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Apply scalar and vector algebra to the principles of statics

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Apply the principles of statics to problems set in an engineering context and notation

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Manage, present and interpret data
3.2 Solve problems systematically using the scientific method.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
 
  Exam
  Laboratory Report   20%
 
  500 Word Laboratory Report

Outline Syllabus:
Vectors: Basic algebra, components. Concept of force: Resultant, equilibriant. Concurrent forces: 3 force systems. Moment of a force: Couples, principle of moments. Coplanar and parallel forces: Implications. Friction: Static friction. Hydrostatics: Hydrostatic pressure.

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