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TME010 - Mechanics
Owner: TAUTA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Project 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    
0205 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   14 Dec 2005 am V,  19 Apr 2006 pm V,  30 Aug 2006 pm V

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TIEKA INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT - Mechanical Production, Year 2 (compulsory)


Univ lektor  Per-Åke Jansson


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

The student should have the necessary background in calculus and linear algebra corresponding to the fundamental courses within the programme, in particular integrals, ordinary differential equations and vector algebra. Basic skills in the use of MATLAB are also expected.


The aim of the course is to give a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and laws of classical mechanics and how to apply them to simple problems in statics and dynamics. The course should also give the ability to communicate with engineers from other disciplines.


After the course the student should
have the skills to draw free-body diagrams for a material system in equilibrium, and to formulate and solve the governing equations of equilibrium
have a basic understanding of the meaning of Newton's laws, including the concept of inertial frames of reference
know how to apply Newton's second law to solve simple problems for a particle in rectilinear as well as curvilinear motion
be able to solve simple engineering problems, including determination of bearing reactions, for a rigid body rotating about a fixed axis
be able to apply methods of work and energy to solve simple problems for particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies in motion


Force systems. Equilibrium; conditions of equilibrium, free-body diagrams, constraints, constraining forces, statically determinate and indeterminate systems. Centre of mass, centre of gravity. Friction.
Dynamics of particles:
Kinematics. Newton's laws. Work, energy, linear and angular momentum. Energy and momentum methods, in particular conservation laws. Vibrations. Systems of particles.
Dynamics of rigid bodies:
Moment of inertia. Rotation about a fixed axis.


The teaching will be based on lectures, problem solving sessions, supervision of project work, and consultations.


Grahn/Jansson: Mekanik, Studentlitteratur, 2002.


Two projects in Statics and Dynamics (1 credit in total)
Written exam (4 credits)

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