Courses Code: MTS 104
Course Title: MECHANICS
Number of unit : 3 UNITS
Office Lecturer: College of Natural Science, Department of Mathematical Science
(The vector approach should be used in what follows). The notions of displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration of a particle. Newton’s laws of motion and application to simple problems. Work, power and energy. Application of the principle of conservation of energy to motion particles and those involving elastic strings and springs. Collision of smooth spheres. Simple problems projectiles. Simple pendulum and simple harmonic motion. Resultant of any number of forces acting on particle. Reduction of coplanar forces. Equilibrium of coplanar forces, parallel forces, couples. Laws of friction. Applications of the principles of moments. Moments of inertial of simple bodies.
MTS 104 – MECHANICS