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MECH 2241 - Dynamics

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

Following the study of bodies in static equilibrium, this course introduces another aspect of engineering mechanics, namely dynamics. Dynamics consists of kinematics; a study of the geometry of motion, as well as kinetics; a study of the geometry of motion and associated forces. Kinetic analysis includes methods based on Newton's second law of motion, conservation of energy and conservation of momentum. For mechanical applications, the forces associated with motion are critical to the design of many types of structures and mechanical devices.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define acceleration, velocity and displacement. [1]
  • Solve kinematic linear problems by calculations and graphical methods. [1]
  • Solve kinematic rotational problems. [1]
  • Apply kinematic principles to plane motion. [2]
  • Solve linear kinetic problems by applying Newton's laws of motion. [2]
  • Solve kinetic rotational problems. [2]
  • Apply kinetics principles to plane motion. [2]
  • Apply principles of work, energy and power to analyze engineering problems. [2]
  • Solve problems using impulse and momentum principles. [2]

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

MECH 2241 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Systems Option)
    Full-time   Diploma

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