|Co-ordinator||Dr R S Jones|
|Course delivery||Lecture||19 x 1hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 x 1hour example classes|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours (written examination)||100%|
|Resit assessment||2 Hours (written examination)||100%|
This module extends the Newtonian mechanics developed in MA24510 to the motion of a system of interacting particles and rigid bodies. The syllabus will include a brief discussion of the statics of a rigid body, Euler's equations, the motion of a billiard ball and the motion of tops and gyroscopes.
To introduce students to the motion of a rigid body.
On completion of this module, a student should be able to:
1. EQUATIONS OF MOTION OF A SYSTEM OF PARTICLES: Centre of mass, angular momentum, the moment of a force and couples.
2. DEFINITION OF A RIGID BODY: Moments and products of inertia.
3. MOTION OF A RIGID BODY: To include the rolling of spheres, the precession of axi-symmetric bodies and a discussion of the gyrocompass.
** Recommended Text
M Lunn. A First Course in Mechanics. Oxford
** Supplementary Text
F Chorlton. Textbook of Dynamics. 2nd. Ellis Horwood
T W B Kibble. Classical Mechanics. McGraw-Hill