# Mechanics of Applied Science

## Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
PHYS 1170
Descriptive
Mechanics of Applied Science
Department
Physics
Faculty
Science & Technology
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201710
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
36
Contact Hours
2 hours lecture 2 hours lab
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Methods Of Instruction

Class time is devoted to lectures and problem solving.

Course Description
This course is intended for students proceeding to studies in Applied Science/Engineering. Topics include statics of particles, rigid body forces and equilibrium, friction, particle kinematics and dynamics, systems of particles.
Course Content
1. Force Vectors
• Vectors
• Vector components
• Cartesian unit vectors
• Position vectors
• Force vector along a line
• Dot product
• Particle Equilibrium
• Condition for particle equilibrium
• Free-body diagram
• Two and three dimensional force systems
• Force System Resultants
• Moment of a force
• Cross product
• Principle of moments
• Moment of a couple
• Equivalent system
• Resultants of a force and couple system
• Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
• Conditions for rigid body equilibrium
• Equilibrium in two dimensions
• Equilibrium in three dimensions
• Constraints for a rigid body
• Friction
• Characteristics of dry friction
• Coefficients of friction
• Angles of friction
• Problems involving dry friction
• Wedges
• Frictional forces on screws, belts and bearings
• Particle Kinematics
• Position, velocity, acceleration
• Rectilinear motion
• Curvilinear motion
• Normal and tangential components
• Cylindrical components
• Relative motion
• Particle Kinematics
• Force and acceleration
• Newton’s three laws of motion
• Law of gravitation
• Application of equations of motion in rectangular coordinates,  normal and tangential coordinates, cylindrical coordinates
• Work and Energy
• Work done by constant and variable forces
• Principle of work and energy/kinetic energy
• Power and efficiency
• Conservative forces and potential energy
• Impulse and Momentum
• Principle of linear impulse
• Principle for a system of particles
• Conservation of momentum
• Impact/collisions
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. analyze two and three dimension concurrent force systems acting upon particles in equilibrium
2. analyze the equilibrium rigid bodies in two and three dimensions and determine equivalent systems of forces
3. apply the concepts of friction to practical problems
4. analyze motion of particles and particle-like objects and systems using displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, Newton’s second law, energy, momentum, conservation principles.
Means of Assessment
 Final exam 30-40% Tests administered during the semester (two) 45-60% Project 10-15%

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics, 9th Edition, McMillan, 2001

Prerequisites

B.C. Physics 12 (C or higher) or PHYS 1107

Corequisites

MATH 1120 must precede or be taken concurrently