Dynamics I

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dynamics I

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to develop an understanding of dynamics. Topics include: particle kinematics; coordinate systems; particle kinetics, Newton's laws, work and energy, impulse momentum and impact; rigid body dynamics; plane kinematics and plane kinetics.

    48 lectures, 12 tutorials.

    DP requirements: 40% Class test average; Attendance of class & tutorial tests

    Assessment: Class tests 30%, tutorial tests 10%, June examination 3 hours 60%.

    Course Entry Requirements: MAM1021F/S (or equivalent), MAM1042S, PHY1012F/S, PHY1013F/S.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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