Course Code:

MTH 2105

Course Credit Units:

3

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Semester 1

Year of Study:

Year 2

Undergraduate or Graduate Level:

Undergraduate Level

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Course Description & Objectives:

The course in Classical Mechanics I is an introductory course to the Newtonian mechanics of the dynamics of a particle and systems of particles. The course covers Newton’s laws of motion and their application to stationary and moving bodies such as falling bodies, projectiles and oscillatory motion.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course the student should be able to:- Explain concepts of the mechanics of a particle and systems of particles such as velocity, acceleration, relative velocity, line integral, gradient, divergence and curl of a vector, momentum, work, kinetic /potential energy, conservative forces, stability of equilibrium, centre of mass, virtual work- Solve problems on motion of a particle; in a uniform force field, as a projectile, in a resisting medium, constrained by friction or otherwise- Solve problems on simple, damped and forced oscillatory motion and the simple pendulum- Solve changing mass problems