Course syllabus

Engineering Mechanics

FMEA30, 15 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: M2, MD2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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, flexible cables. Friction.  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. Kinematics of system of particles (general) and rigid bodies (plane). Energy, work, linear and angular impulse and momentun. Impact. Newtons laws. Kinetic for particles in 2D and 3D and kinetic for rigid bodies in plane motion. Rotating coordinate systems. Vibrations of damped and undamped mechanical systems. Free and forced vibrations. Natural frequencies and vibration analysis.

MATLAB: Numerical calculations, writing scripts, defining functions, graphics, symbolic calculations differentiation and integration, solving equations, differential equations, linear algebra

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examinations (part and final). Approved project report. Approved assignments.

Code: 0112. Name: Statics and Particle Dynamics.
Credits: 7. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. (part)
Code: 0212. Name: Dynamics.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0312. Name: Project.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project report.
Code: 0412. Name: Introduction to MATLAB.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination


Required prior knowledge: FMA420 Linear algebra, FMAA01/05 Calculus in One Variable.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMEA01, FMEA25

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Univ. lekt. Per Lidström,
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