NWI-MOL012
Mechanics 2A
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL012
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryPB (Propaedeutic)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. D.A. Horke
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
dr. D.A. Horke
Other course modules lecturer
Contactperson for the course
dr. D.A. Horke
Other course modules lecturer
Examiner
dr. D.A. Horke
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Period
KW2  (04/11/2019 to 02/02/2020)
Starting block
KW2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of the course the student can:
  • solve collision problems
  • understand the relation between translational and angular quantities of motion
  • calculate motion of rigid bodies about a fixed axis
  • apply force and torque analysis and solve simple static problems
  • understand Kepler's laws and solve universal gravitational problems
  • apply the principles of fluid mechanics
Content
Serway/Jewett chapters 9-14:
  • Linear momentum and collisions: center of mass, system of particles
  • Rotation of rigid objects; angular momentum, torque, moment of inertia, rolling motion, conservation laws, gyroscopes
  • Static equilibrium; force and torque analysis, center of gravity, elasticity
  • Universal gravitation; Newton’s laws, particle in a field, Kepler’s laws, planetary and satellite motion
  • Fluid mechanics; pressure and depth, buoyant forces, fluid dynamics, continuity equation, Bernoulli’s equation
Note: chapters in the newest version of the book are reorganized, but the content remains the same.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
This is a course in the theme 'Physics and mathematics'. The contents covered by Mechanics 1A (MOL003) or 1B (NP019B/MOL003B) are required knowledge for this course.
Test information
Written exam
Specifics
Please review Serway/Jewett chapters 1-8 and 9.1-9.3, which are required knowledge for this course.
Additional comments
Please review Serway/Jewett chapters 1-8 and 9.1-9.3, which are required knowledge for this course.

Topics
Serway/Jewett chapters 9-14:
• Linear momentum and collisions: center of mass, system of particles
• Rotation of rigid objects; angular momentum, torque, moment of inertia, rolling motion, conservation laws, gyroscopes
• Static equilibrium; force and torque analysis, center of gravity, elasticity
• Universal gravitation; Newton’s laws, particle in a field, Kepler’s laws, planetary and satellite motion
• Fluid mechanics; pressure and depth, buoyant forces, fluid dynamics, continuity equation, Bernoulli’s equation

Test information
Written exam

Prerequisites
This is a course in the theme 'Physics and mathematics'. The contents covered by Mechanics 1A (MOL003) or 1B (NP019B/MOL003B) are required knowledge for this course.

Required materials
Book
R.A. Serway en J.W. Jewett, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, with Modern Physics, Technology Update, Cengage Learning (BrooksCole), 9th edition, 2014.
ISBN:9781305401969
Book
This is a redeveloped version of the "old" Serway/Jewett book. If you cannot purchase the old book (editions 8 or 9 are fine) anymore, please get this one. Content with respect to the lecture is virtually identical.
ISBN:9780170355513
Title:Physics for global scientists and engineers, Volume 1
Author:R. A. Serway, J. W. Jewett, K. Wilson, A. Wilson, W. Rowlands
Publisher:Cengage Learning
Edition:2

Instructional modes
Lecture

Tutorial

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW2, Block KW3