Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMEA05 overlaps following cours/es: FME012, FME052 and FMEA01. Compulsory for: F1. Course coordinator: Prof. Solveig Melin,, Mechanics. Recommended prerequisits: FMA420 Linear algebra, FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable. Assessment: Written exam. Written project report. Home page:

The aim of the course is to:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Statics: Moment and force systems in 2 and 3 dimensions. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium of material bodies. Equilibrium in frames. Distributed forces, centre of mass. Friction. Virtual work, potential energy and stability.

Dynamics: Newton’s laws. Kinematics and kinetics of particles in straight and curved motion, natural and polar co-ordinates. Energy and work. Momentum and impulse, moments of momentum and impulse moments. Impact. Vibrations of damped and undamped mechanical systems. Free and forced vibrations. Eigen frequencies and vibration analysis.

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Project in Mechanics, Avdelningen för Mekanik, LTH.