Dynamics
Dynamics

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Dynamics

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand and use basic terms for the description of the motion of particles, vector functions and the fundamental laws of Newtonian mechanics

  • solve mechanics problems in one dimension that involve one or more of the forces of gravity, friction and air resistance

  • understand the concept of terminal speed, and use it in solving mechanics problems in one dimension

  • apply Newton’s second law in vector form to problems in more than one dimension

  • solve problems relating to the motion of a projectile in the absence of air resistance.

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