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Syllabus for

Academic year
LMT202 - Mechanics
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0105 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   15 Mar 2016 am L,  05 Apr 2016 pm L,  19 Aug 2016 pm L

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Univ lektor  Sune Olsson


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

The courses Algebra and Calculus or corresponding knowledge.


The aim of the course is that the students are to attain knowledge of the basic principles and concepts of classical mechanics (mainly in statics), which is required for further studies in the field of mechanical engineering.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Describe the basic concepts and laws of classical mechanics.
Apply these laws and concepts in solving problems.
Handle the force as a vector and the necessary vector algebra.
Solve problems on equilibrium in two and three dimensions.
Determine the centre of mass for various bodies.
Describe the concepts of work, energy, linear momentum and angular momentum.
Formulate the mathematical model for a given mechanical system and carry out the analysis.


Fundamental concepts. Force systems and reduction of force systems. Conditions of equilibrium, free-body diagrams, statical determinacy and indeterminacy. Centre of mass, centre of gravity. Friction. Kinematics of particles. Kinetics of particles.


The course includes 35 lectures.


Ragnar Grahn och Per-Åke Jansson, Mekanik, tredje upplagan, Studentlitteratur (2002).
Sune Olsson, Formelsamling i mekanik.


The examination is based on a written exam, grades TH.

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