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SYLLABUS (Bachelor of Engineering)

1. Subject name: THEORY OF MECHANICS Credit: 3 (theory: 2; practice: 1). Total teaching hours: 75 hours (60 official teaching hours and 15 tutor teaching hours). 2. Lectures:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tich Thien TRUONG, Senior Lecturer.

3. Teaching department: Department of Engineering Mechanics. 4. Subject descriptions: Theory of mechanics is the study of the motion of bodies (including the special case in which bodies remain at rest) in accordance with the general principles first enunciated by Sir Isaac Newton in his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), commonly known as the Principia. We shall also study statics: i.e., the subdivision of mechanics which is concerned with the forces that act on bodies at rest and in equilibrium. Statics is obviously of great importance in civil engineering: for instance, the principles of statics were used to design the building in which this lecture is taking place, so as to ensure that it does not collapse. 5. Subject’s objectives: This course provides knowledge about fundamental mechanics for many engineering subjects such as fluid mechanics, theory of elasticity, strength of materials, structural mechanics, theory of plasticity, engineering vibration and so on.


6. Subject’s content:


Chapter

Content

Teaching hours Total

1

Theory

Exercise

Tutor

Reference s [1], [2], [3], [4].

The Fundamental of Statics 7 5 2 2 - The Basic Definitions of Statics. - The Axiom of Statics. - The Support and Reaction. - The Moment of Force. 2 Reduction and Equilibrium of 10 6 4 3 [1], [2], [3], Force System [4]. - Two Basic Components of Force System. - The Important Theorems of Statics. - The Irreducible Forms of Force System. - The Equilibrium Conditions of Force System. 3 Friction 4 2 1 1 [2], [4]. [1], - The Concept of Friction. [2], [3], - The Types of Friction. [4]. 4 Kinetics of Particle 8 5 2 2 [1], [2], [3], - Objects and Contents of [4]. Kinetics. - Motional Properties of Particle. - Observing Methods of Particle Kinetics. - Degree of Freedom and Generalization Parameter. 5 Kinetics of Mechanical System 12 8 4 3 [1], [2], [3], - Two Basic Movements of Solid. [4]. - Plane Movement of Solid. - Kinetics of Multi-Gear System. 6 Fundamental Concepts of 4 3 2 1 [1], [2], [3], Dynamics [4]. - Fundamental Concepts and Axioms of Dynamics. - Differential Equation of Motion 7 Dynamics of Mechanical System 15 11 5 3 [1], [2], [3], and Solid [4]. - The Geometric-Mass Properties of Mechanical System and Solid. - The General Theorems of Dynamics. - The Principle of Virtual Work – Virtual Displacement. - The Principle of D’Alembert. - The Second Equation of Lagrange. Total 75 40 20 15 Fifteen tutor teaching hours are also taught in the classroom as official teaching hours.


7. References: [1] Dr. J. B. Tatum, “Classical Mechanics”, Lecture notes, University Of Victoria, Canada, May 30, 2007. [2] Haret C. Rosu, “Classical Mechanics”, Graduate course, León, Guanajuato, Mexico, September 1999. [3] Ass. Prof. Richard Fitzpatrick, “Classical Mechanics”, An introductory course, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2000. [4] Prof. J. J. Binney, “Classical Mechanics”, Lecture notes, Canada, Michaelmas term 2006. 8. Assessment method: Final class grade will be based on: Assessment method Exercise Midterm test Practice, experiment Essay, report Final exam

Number of times 3 1 0 0 1

Grade percentage 0% 20%

80%


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