**Course Code : **AMAT 11522

**Title : **Mechanics I

**Pre-requisites : ** A/L Combined Mathematics

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**Learning Outcomes :**

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to

- collect and organize a sound knowledge of basic concepts of Kinematics and Newtonian dynamics
- apply Newton’s laws in solving problems related to the motion of a particle.

**Course Content:**

**Newtonian Kinematics: **Inertial frames, Transformations between inertial frames, Relative motion of particles, Relative motion of frames of reference.

**Motion of a Particle: **Mass, Momentum, Torque and angular momentum, Equation of motion in vectorial form, One dimensional motion, Integrals of motion, Work, kinetic energy & potential energy, Impulse, Motion under a conservative forces, Motion under a central force, Kepler’s laws, Rotating frames of reference, Motion relative to rotating earth.

**System of Particles:** Centre of mass, External and internal forces, Integrals of motion, Momentum, Angular momentum, Work, kinetic energy & potential energy, Conservative systems, Constants of motion.

** ****Method of Teaching and Learning : **A combination of lectures and tutorial discussions.

** ****Assessment: **Based on tutorials, tests and end of course examination.

**Recommended Reading: **

- Greiner, W.
*Classical Mechanics: Systems of Particles and Hamiltonian Dynamics, second edition,*Springer, 2010 - H. Chirgwin, C. Plumpton.
*Advanced Theoretical Mechanics: A Course of Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 6*. Elsevier, 2013 - Strauch
*, Classical Mechanics, An Introduction*, Springer, 2009 - Rao, K.S.
*Classical Mechanics*, Universities Press, 2003 - Chorlton, F.
*Text book of Dynamics*, D. Van Nostrand, 1969. - Desloge, E.A.
*Classical Mechanics*, John Wiley, New York, 1982. - Anil V. Rao,
*Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic approach,*Cambridge University Press. 2006. - Dieter Strauch,
*Classical Mechanics, An Introduction,*Springer, 2009