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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Mechanics
Module Code MS339
School School of Mathematical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Abraham Harte
Semester 2: Abraham Harte
Autumn: Abraham Harte
Module TeachersAbraham Harte
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module is a mathematical introduction to classical mechanics. The student will learn about the principles of linear and angular momentum, work and energy. These will be used mathematically model physical problems. The application of the theory of central forces to satellite motion is emphasized.

Learning Outcomes

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture44Lectures and Tutorials
Independent Study143Working on Exercises
Total Workload: 187

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment20% Examination Weight80%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 3
Indicative Reading List

  • R. D. Gregory: 2006, Classical Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 9780521534093
  • M. Lunn: 1991, A First Course in Mechanics, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-853433-4
  • D. Acheson: 1997, From Calculus to Chaos, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-850077-3
  • J. R. Taylor: 2005, Classical Mechanics, University Science Books, 978-1-891389-22-1
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
PHABSc in Physics with Astronomy
Date of Last Revision22-JAN-10

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