Course syllabus

Mekanik - Statik och partikeldynamik
Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Particle Dynamics

FMEA05, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2013-04-17

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: F1
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. Applications of equilibrium equations on material bodies and parts of 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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Written project report. The project is executed in student groups consisting of two students. The work is independent, with the possibility of teacher support during scheduled computer exercises.


Required prior knowledge: FMA420 Linear algebra, FMAA01/FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FME012

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Kristina Nilsson,
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