CourseDetail

Degree
Bachelor
1
Course delivery methods
face-to-face
Subject
Physical sciences, Mathematical sciences, Engineering & technology
Program
School
School of Science and Engineering
Department
Bachelor's Program in Interdisciplinary Engineering
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
3A212
Course Offering Year
2023-2024
Course Offering Month
April - June
Weekday and Period
Fri5,6
Capacity
Credits
2.0
Language
English
Course Number
FJ26014

Mechanics II University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

Following “Mechanics I”, “Mechanics II ” will just concentrate on the basics of mechanics. Emphasis will be given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, such as systems of particles, kinematics and plane motion of rigid bodies and principles about analytical vector mechanics.

Learning Achievement

Following “Mechanics I”, “Mechanics II ” will just concentrate on the basics of mechanics.
Emphasis will be given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, such as
- systems of particles
- kinematics and plane motion of rigid bodies
- principles about analytical vector mechanics.
After taking the course, the students will understand these fundamental theories and will be able to solve the associated important problems.

Competence

Related to 2. Understanding ability of physical phenomena.

Course prerequisites

Mechanics I

1. Homework & Exercises for each lesson 30 %
For all the Weeks 1-10, in the end of each Week we offer solving problems on your own between the sample problems and the problems to be assigned.
2. Mid-term report 30 %
In the end of W4, we offer a mid-term report for the W1-W4 lessons.
3. Final report 40%
In the end of W8 and W10, we offer a final report for the W5-W8 and W9&W10 lessons.

Course schedule

Systems of Particles (1): Equations of Motion, Law of Conservation of Momentum
Systems of Particles (2): Principle of Conservation of Angular Momentum
Systems of Particles (3): Two-Body Problem
Systems of Particles (4): Planetary Motions
Rigid Body (1): Statics of Rigid Body, Dynamics of Rigid Body under Fixed Axis
Rigid Body (2): Dynamics of Rigid Body under Fixed Axis, Moment of Inertia
Rigid Body (3): Mechanical Energy of Rigid Bodies
Rigid Body (4): Plane Motion of Rigid Bodies
Analytical Mechanics (1): Principle of Virtual Work, D’Alembert’s Principle
Analytical Mechanics (2): Hamilton’s Principle, Lagrange’s Equation, Hamilton’s Canonical Equation
Lectures are conducted in English.
Hybrid or Others
face-to-face and Online(Asynchronous)

Course type

Lectures and Class Exercises

Dairaku Koji

Other information

1. The homework and exercises are essential in learning mechanics.
- You are encouraged to solve given problems on your own at first and write the solutions directly on your A4-size report papers by hand, and to discuss the problems with other students (for instance, by using chat function on ZOOM during each class).
- After completing to solve problems on your own, you take those photos by your smartphone and send them to a manaba’s report box due on the date to be assigned.
2. A midterm report and a final report will be submitted to a manaba’s report box due on the date to be assigned in a similar way.
- You can use your calculator and refer course materials & textbook during solving problems.

Site for Inquiry

Link to the syllabus provided by the university