Course syllabus

Mekanik I
Engineering Mechanics I

FMEA35, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2020-03-26

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: F1, Pi1
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



Moment and force systems in two and three dimensions. Equivalent force systems. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium. Applications of equilibrium equations on material bodies and parts of bodies. Center of mass and center of gravity. Friction. 

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. Free vibrations. Rotation about a fix axis. 

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam. To pass the course, the student is required to pass both the written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed 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

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Solveig Melin,
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