Engineering Mechanics - ZEIT1503

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT1503 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is a foundation course for many engineering and technology disciplines providing an introduction to both Statics and Dynamics. As part of statics, Newtonian mechanics will be taught with applications to stationary particles, rigid bodies, beams, trusses, frames and machines, which will include the following topics - forces systems, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, internal forces in structural members and free body diagrams, dry friction, centres of gravity, centroid of areas and moments of inertia of areas. The course is also designed to develop an understanding of dynamics, and the following topics will be treated: kinematics and kinetics of the plane motion of particles and rigid bodies; equations of motion, work, energy, impulse and momentum.
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