Module Details

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Title NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
Code MATH122
Coordinator Dr TM Mohaupt
Mathematical Sciences
Thomas.Mohaupt@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To provide a basic understanding of the principles of Classical Mechanics and their application to simple dynamical systems.  Learning Outcomes: After completing the module students should be able to analyse real world problems involving: - the motions of bodies under simple force systems - conservation laws for momentum and energy - rigid body dynamics using centre of mass, angular momentum and moments of inertia


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) the motions of bodies under simple force systems

(LO2) conservation laws for momentum and energy

(LO3) rigid body dynamics using centre of mass, angular momentum and moments

(LO4) oscillation, vibration, resonance

(S1) Representing physical problems in a mathematical way

(S2) Problem Solving Skills


Syllabus

 

Syllabus: Velocity and acceleration Newton's Laws Projectiles Conservation of Momentum Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs); specifically separable 1st order ODEs and 2nd order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Forces Potential Energy Collisions, elastic and inelastic. Central and Conservative forces Angular Momentum Circular Orbits Moments of Inertia Rotation of Rigid bodies


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Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Final Assessment, open book and remote There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second seme  1 hour time on task    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Homework 5 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second semester  equivalent to 2-5 si    10       
Homework 4 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second semester  equivalent to 2-5 si    10       
Homework 3 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second semester  equivalent to 2-5 si    10       
Homework 2 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second semester  equivalent to 2-5 si    10       
Homework 1 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second semester  equivalent to 2-5 si    10