Dynamics

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dynamics

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: MAM1000W (corequisite), or already have an equivalent knowledge of Mathematics.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    The aim of this course is to introduce the elements of mechanics. Topics covered include: Kinematics in three dimensions. Newton's laws of motion, models of forces (friction, elastic springs, fluid resistance). Conservation of energy and momentum. Simple systems of particles, including brief introduction to rigid systems. Orbital Mechanics with applications to the planning of space missions to the outer planets.

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.