PH2151 Particle Mechanics

After a review of the fundamental concepts of kinematics and dynamics, this course concentrates on those two areas of dynamics of simple bodies which are most relevant to applications in Combat Systems: vibrations and projectile motion. Topics include: damped and driven oscillations, projectile motion with atmospheric friction, satellite orbits, and rotating coordinate systems.


PH1121 or equivalent; MA2121 or equivalent course in ordinary differential equations (may be taken concurrently)

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  • Winter
  • Summer