Dynamics 1





Offered by

Mechanical Engineering




Admission requirements. For GBE students: ENB M1

Main purpose

purpose of the course is to give an introduction to particle dynamics and to
form the basis for DYN2.


The student will acquire knowledge of:

  • SI units
  • Kinematics
  • Force and acceleration
  • Linear momentum
  • Mechanical energy
  • Rotation of rigid bodies about a fixed axis


The student will acquire the following skills:

  • ​Consistent use of units and unit conversion
  • Use kinematical terms to describe motion of particles
  • Analyse dependent motion
  • Draw free body diagrams
  • Set up and solve the equations of motion for particles and systems of particles
  • Describe the concepts of kinetic energy, work and potential energy and use these to solve problems in particle dynamics
  • Write structured Mathcad script to solve problems in particle dynamics
  • Solve simple problems with rotating rigid bodies


The student will be able to:

  • ​Identify which parts of the acquired knowledge and skills are relevant for a given real world mechanical problem
  • Model mechanical systems
  • Use the acquired knowledge in more advanced courses


Teaching methods and study activities

​The course lasts 12 weeks with 4 lessons per week. The total work load for the student is 138 hours.
Classroom teaching combined with solving exercises.
The student is expected to prepare for lessons by reading the provided literature and solving exercises.


- Hibbeler, Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Latest edition in SI units
- Notes
​- Mathcad Prime



Prerequisites for exam:
Mandatory assignment in Mathcad. If the assignment is not handed in and approved by the deadline set by the teacher, an exam attempt has been used. A new assignment and deadline will be set before the reexam.

Exam type:
 Written 4 hours. If the student prepares their solution by hand he/she must scan the solution at the end of the exam. Scanners will be provided.

Tools allowed:
All usual

The school can decide to conduct the reexam as an oral exam

Grading criteria

​7-point scale

Additional information


Karl Woldum Tordrup

Valid from

2/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory Course for Mechanical Engineering
2. semester


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