Course syllabus

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

FMEA05, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: F1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is that the student shall aquire: 

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 two and three dimensions. Equivalent force systems. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium. Virtual work. Applications of equilibrium equations on material bodies and parts of bodies. Point forces, distributed forces, external and internal forces. Center of mass and center of gravity. Friction. Applications such as for example frames, machines, beams and hydrostatics. 

Dynamics: Newton’s laws. Inertia systems. Kinematics and kinetics of particles in straight and curved motion. Cartesian, natural and polar coordinates. Energy and work. Momentum and angular momentum. Impulse angular impulse. Impact. Moment of inertia. Rotating coordinate systems. 

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam preceded by voluntary dugga. The dugga-result may be used to complement the result of the current regular written exam. Grading of the written exam: TH. Project: Mandatory introductory laboration including preparation tasks. Followed by an advanced task, executed in student groups consisting of two students. The work with the advanced task is independent, with the possibility of teacher support during scheduled computer exercises. The advanced task is presented in a written report of the type article text and it is mandatory to participate in a discussion about the report. To pass the course, the student is required to pass both the written exam and the project part of the course. Examination of the project only takes place during the current relevant scheduled semester (läsperiod).


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: FMEA30

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Kristina Nilsson,
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