Introduction to Mechanics and Thermodynamics

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about Newton’s laws
  • Have knowledge about static equilibrium
  • Have knowledge about work and power
  • Have knowledge about kinetic, potential and mechanical energy
  • Have knowledge about momentum and angular momentum
  • Have knowledge about rotation and rotational moment of inertia
  • Have knowledge about torque
  • Have knowledge about the laws of thermodynamics
  • Have knowledge about ideal gases
  • Have knowledge about heat, work and internal energy
  • Have knowledge about thermo-dynamical material properties
  • Have knowledge about the Boltzmann distribution
  • Have knowledge about entropy

Skills

  • Be able to solve simple problems within the subjects from which knowledge has been achieved

Competences

  • Be able to apply theories and methods within mechanics and thermodynamics on simple model systems
  • Be able to develop and enforce knowledge about, understanding of and application of theories and methods within mechanics and thermodynamics on other subjects
  • Given certain preconditions, be able to make arguments with terms from mechanics and thermodynamics

Type of instruction

Lectures with exercises.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examIntroduction to Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Type of exam
Written exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrundlæggende mekanik og termodynamik
Module codeF-FYS-B2-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science