PCS 211 Physics: Mechanics

Vector forces: forces along a line, coplanar force systems – essentials of vector algebra in two and three dimensions. Moment of a force; moment of a couple; principle of moments. Free body diagrams and equilibrium conditions. Centre of mass and centroids of bodies. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion kinematics. Newton’s laws and equations of motion. Friction. Work and Energy; Linear momentum and angular momentum. Tut: 1 hr./ Lect: 3 hrs./Lab: 1 hr. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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